Galapagos Tortoises Busy Breeding

News242013-01-10:                      QuitoBreeding season is under way for the endangered tortoises of Ecuador‘s Galapagos Islands, whose mating and nesting habits are carefully watched by wildlife specialists hoping to save them from extinction. Nesting began last month at Galapagos National Park and will be monitored through June to determine how many female tortoises have prepared nests and how many hatchlings are likely to emerge. During the peak nesting period, as many as 50 female tortoises can be found preparing nests on the same stretch of beach, said Eduardo Espinoza, a marine biologist at the


Photo: WN ( Seyshelles Giant Tortoise)

Seychelles giant tortoise (or turtle Aldabra) in captivity at the Crocodile Farm, Pierrelatte, France.

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3 Responses to Galapagos Tortoises Busy Breeding

  1. That tortoise is huge!

  2. narhvalur says:

    Indeed, the Galapagos Tortoises are the world’s biggest!

    Thanks for passing by!

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