The Return of the Giant Tortoise

Inter Press Service: The historic reintroduction of giant tortoises is under way on Pinta Island, where not a single one of the famous animals that gave their name to the Ecuadorian archipelago of Galápagos remained. "The tortoises have adapted well to their new habitat and are moving in a radius of approximately 1.5 kilometres from the site where they were released," said biologist Washington Tapia, of Galápagos National Park, head of the experiment on Pinta Island, which has an area of 60 square ......

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