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A monitored population of Hybrid Galapagos tortoises. This group was split in two because one half was a pure-breed tortoise while the others are a hybrid between the the hybrid and Santa Cruz subspecies, making them smaller than the pure-breed tortoises as well as some bieng infertile.
Forests of the island of Floreana. We had to travel around 15min on a 4x4 truck to get to the area.
We were able to see one of them mate, which is the second photo. The male starts to hum while trying to get on top of the female and this session lasted 45min. The third picture is a hybrid tortoise. They used a 3ft fence made of rocks to separate the populations. The separation is done so that no more hybrids may breed on the island, although most are hybrids are infertile a cross with the Santa Cruz species has hybrid offspring decreasing their population.