‘Extinct’ Tortoise Found In Galapagos For First Time In Century
The Galapagos Islands are famous for their ancient giant tortoises. There was one island, though, where researchers thought tortoises had gone extinct: Fernandina. This island was once home to a large population of Chelonoidis phantasticus tortoises, but over time their population started declining. The last time scientists spotted one of these tortoises was in 1906….