Slow And Steady: Tortoise Comeback Sixty Years In The Making

October 29, 2014 6:28 AM

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Slow And Steady: Tortoise Comeback Sixty Years In The Making

In a comeback story for the ages, conservationists are now claiming to have brought a species of giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands back from near extinction. The species has apparently recovered so well that scientists can leave the animals alone all together.

The population of the tortoise shrunk down to as low as fifteen some sixty years ago. Now after nearly six decades, the population has swelled to over a thousand. This comes as no surprise to some however, as the creatures are known to be incredibly resistant. The Espanola giant Galapagos tortoise i...

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