‘Extinct’ Giant Tortoise found alive

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A species of giant tortoise thought to be extinct has been found alive on the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

Last week Marcelo Mata, the Environment Minister for Ecador, announced that an adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus has been spotted.

There has only ever been one previous confirmed sighting of the species, with a single specimen found in 1906.

The one spotted recently has a smooth shell and pink snout.

At least 14 species of giant tortoise once lived on nine of the Galapagos Islands. Today, only 10 species living on six islands remain.

It was previously believed volcanic activity had wiped the species out.

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carter
carter
2 years ago

wow! soooo coool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

what

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s awesome

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

YAY

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

did it respawn

Ashgrove
Ashgrove
2 years ago

Yay I love tortises

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

how??? if they were extinct then how they be back??

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

how

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

This is amazing! NOW GET TO WORK AND SAVE THOSE TORTOISES!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

great love tortoises

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

yo thats cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

no it did not but cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Good no animal is deserved to be extinct

Hugh
Hugh
2 years ago

tortises are great

boy
boy
2 years ago

wow i lke this article

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

who is this

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

hi,
this is wierd
but cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

i dont get it

billy
billy
2 years ago

WHAT?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow amazing

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

there must have been some hidden eggs

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

there must have been some eggs under ground

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

help me save the tortoises

Nathan
Nathan
2 years ago

wow this is big!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

how did you find it

Ossie
Ossie
2 years ago

Wow thats awesome!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow that is
amazing

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

it looks like I has a pigs nose

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

How can it still be alive

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