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Sierra Negra tortoise

Chelonoidis nigra guentheri


One of 5 sub-species of tortoise endemic to Isabela, the Sierra Negra tortoise became endangered as a result of introduced species such as goats & rats damaging eggs, & local people harvesting them as food. The tortoise breeding center is successfully breeding all 5 sub-species & reintroducing them, & also educating the local community.


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KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Luis!

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Wonderful series and news Karen!

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Parroquia Tomas de Berlanga (Santo Tomas), Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 28, 2012
Submitted on Dec 23, 2012

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