Giant tortoise thought extinct for a century discovered on Galapagos island

A giant tortoise in the Galápagos Islands that was thought to have gone extinct over a century ago just came out of hiding.

Researchers discovered the female tortoise on the Galápagos’ Fernandina Island during a joint expedition carried out by the Galápagos National Park Directorate and the Galápagos Conservancy in 2019, according to a statement. They nicknamed her “Fernanda.”


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