‘Extinct’ Giant Tortoise Found Alive on Galapagos Island After More Than a Century

For the first time in over a century, a giant tortoise thought extinct has been discovered alive on the Galapagos island it calls home — offering new hope that the species could one day thrive anew.

Wacho Tapia, director of the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative, calls the discovery “perhaps the most important find of the century.”

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