Found a turtle which was considered extinct for over 100 years. Video


Female giant tortoises found by scientists on the territory of the Galapagos Islands.

On the territory of the Galapagos Islands, scientists accidentally found a giant sea turtle species Particle Phantasticus, which for a hundred years thought to be extinct. This is stated in a Twitter organization Protection of the Galapagos Islands (Galapagos Conservancy), transfers the Internet-the edition with reference to .

The female stumbled scientists from Ecuador during an expedition organized by the local National Park and environmental organization Galapagos Conservancy.

Her age – around for hundreds of years. Now it was moved to the Zoological centre. Scientists are already planning the next trip, because I assume that on the same island may be other representatives of this species. The last time this turtle was seen in 1906.About the discovery was also announced by the Minister of environment of Ecuador, Marcelo Mata.

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