Española Giant tortoises

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News: The Galápagos National Park has announced it is ending Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative (GTRI), captive breeding program, for Española Giant Tortoises

Facts:

About Española Giant Tortoises

  •  Giant tortoises are the longest-lived of all vertebrates, averaging over 100 years.
  • Geographic Range: Española Island [formerly Hood Island] in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador.
  •  IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Additional Information:

  • Galápagos Island: It is a part of the Republic of Ecuador. It is an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean. It is a World Heritage Site.