She lives! Fernandina Giant Tortoise, a species thought extinct for a century, is found alive on Galapagos Islands

//She lives! Fernandina Giant Tortoise, a species thought extinct for a century, is found alive on Galapagos Islands

She lives! Fernandina Giant Tortoise, a species thought extinct for a century, is found alive on Galapagos Islands

Conservationists in the Galapagos Islands have found a giant tortoise from a species thought to have become extinct more than a century ago.The adult female tortoise was found on the island of Fernandina in the west of the Pacific archipelago, and is believed to be a Fernandina Giant Tortoise, also known as Chelonoidis phantasticus, a species last sighted in 1906.The tortoise is believed to be about 100 years old. It was taken by boat to the main Galapagos conservation centre on Santa Cruz…

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