Baby Tortoises Born on Galapagos Island for First Time in 100 Years

written by The Clayman March 7, 2015

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During a December survey of giant tortoises on one Galapagos island, conservationists found evidence of the first hatchlings born in the wild in over a century.

The exciting find of ten baby tortoises was the direct result of a rat eradication campaign completed two years ago on Pinzón, when helicopters criss-crossed the island dropping rat bait, which was non-toxic to the native flora and fauna.

Source: ~ http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/baby-tortoises-born-on-galapagos-island-for-first-time-in-100-years/

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