Tortoise Species That Was Feared Extinct Has Been Found!

How amazing is this!?

A tortoise species that was feared to be extinct, has been found in the Galapagos island of Fernandina!

The specific species has not been seen for more than 110 years... until this past Sunday! An adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus, also known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, was spotted.

The Galapagos National Park and the U.S.-based Galapagos Conservancy took the tortoise, likely more than 100 years old, to a breeding center for giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island where it will stay in a specially designed pen.

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