You might have heard that the Galápagos tortoise is extinct, but it’s not quite so. The famous Lonesome George was a Pinta Island Tortoise, the last of a species distinct from this one.
However, Galápagos tortoises are still vulnerable to human hunters and feral introduced animals. Strict government protections, and conservation efforts led by the Charles Darwin Research Center, are helping reverse that trend.
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