Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Cacti Diet Helps Save The Giant Galapagos Tortoise From Extinction...

Remember Lonesome George?
With his demise in 2012 his particular species would be no more but fortunately on the island of Espanola, another island in the Galapagos group, conservation efforts over the last number of years ridding the area of goats which were decimating the sometimes many hundreds of years old cactus plants, a staple diet of the tortoise, the numbers of the almost extinct giant tortoise have risen from just fifteen to over a thousand. There's more to this wonderful story
of survival here.
But there's still only the one Flying Tortoise...


  1. The Flying Tortoise is a rarity, in fact, it is one of a kind.

  2. It's so nice to have a positive story of species survival and even a come back. The endless barrage of extinction and endangered reports are just too much to bear sometimes. And tortoises have always been a favourite of mine ...

  3. Quote: "Ridding the area of goats ... there's still only the one Flying Tortoise"

    No comments about "Resident Old Goats", nope, not from here, anyway...