The Guardian reports Ecuador has confirmed that a giant tortoise found in 2019 in the Galápagos Islands is a species considered extinct a century ago. The Galápagos national park is preparing an expedition to search for more of the giant tortoises in an attempt to save the species. The turtle was found two years ago on […]Giant tortoise found in Galápagos a species considered extinct a century ago — Natural History Wanderings
Thai immigration officials seized 95 Indian tortoises inside the luggage of a Taiwanese couple attempting to smuggle them to Taiwan. According to a statement from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, officials identified the suspects as 38-year-old Lai Tsung and 37-year-old, Lai Tsung. Both were detained while passing a security check at the departures terminal of Bangkok’s Don Meung International Airport.
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The BBC reports A giant tortoise whose legendary libido has been credited with saving his species from extinction is to return to the wild on the Galápagos Islands. Diego was among 14 male tortoises selected to take part in a breeding programme on Santa Cruz Island. The programme has been a success, producing more than 2,000 […]
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