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

written by The Clayman March 7, 2015


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.

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