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Famed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies
Famed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies

"Pepe the Missionary," a giant tortoise who rose to fame as one of the most photographed animals on Galapagos Islands, has died at age 60.

Famed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies
Effort to revive Galapagos tortoises once thought extinct
Effort to revive Galapagos tortoises once thought extinct

Scientists will try to revive two species of giant Galapagos tortoises thought to have been extinct by breeding genetic relatives in captivity.

Effort to revive Galapagos tortoises once thought extinct
Aldabra giant tortoises. ©REUTERS/Michael Kooren
Coral atoll where giant tortoises outnumber man 10,000:1

It is perhaps not surprising that there are only a handful of humans on one of the most remote islands on Earth, coral atolls far out in the turquoise seas of the Indian Ocean.

Coral atoll where giant tortoises outnumber man 10,000:1
Reptiles are at risk, study finds
Reptiles are at risk, study finds

Almost one in five of the world's reptile species are in danger of extinction as their habitats are cleared away for farming and logging.

Reptiles are at risk, study finds
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Breeding season underway for famed Galapagos tortoises

Breeding season is underway for the endangered tortoises of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, whose mating and nesting habits are carefully watched by wildlife specialists hoping to save them from extinction.

Breeding season underway for famed Galapagos tortoises
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Ecuador's Lonesome George wasn't lonely after all

When Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, died in June in the Galapagos, the world mourned the demise of a species.

Ecuador's Lonesome George wasn't lonely after all

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