A Visit to a Galapagos Giant Tortoise Breeding Center

They are one of the many species of animals endemic to the Galapagos, meaning you can’t find them anywhere else in the world. And as it happens we’re extremely lucky to still have them around today at all. It’s estimated that there were as many as 250,000 giant tortoises living among the islands back when explorers first reached the Galapagos in the 16th century, but we humans came dangerously close to wiping them out completely over the next few hundred years.
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