Giant Galapagos tortoises prefer to dine on non-native plants, researchers say

April 8, 2015 3:42 AM

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Tortoises would rather munch on non-native, hybridized guava fruit than eat the smaller, more bitter native ones.

The Galapagos island of Santa Cruz is the second largest in the archipelago. The heavily populated island is formed from an extinct volcano and its land is largely given over to agriculture and cattle ranching. The island also is home to endangered giant tortoises which, researchers say, are incorpo...

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