The tortoises of Charles Darwin Research Station

The tortoises of Charles Darwin Research Station

The research station’s most famous resident is Lonesome George, over 70-years old and the last of his sub-species. He’s a humbling sight, a quiet, solitary giant, and it’s cheering afterwards to visit a more optimistic part of the centre – the tortoise-rearing pens, where thousands of newborn are hatched and yearlings are reared as part of the programme to re-introduce giant tortoises into the wild. Cute as a button and deeply loveable, these little giants are not to be missed.

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