80-Year-Old Galapagos Tortoise Bolsters Her Endangered Species With 9 Babies

These very creatures were once so abundant that the Galapagos Islands were named after them. Now they’re on the endangered species list. Some of their subspecies are already gone forever. Nigrita, an 80-year-old tortoise, is part of the breeding program at Zoo Zürich in Switzerland, the only program to have successfully bred Galapagos in captivity in Europe. This brave first-time mom is helping her species to have a future, by welcoming almost a dozen new little hatchlings to the world. Galapagos-Riesenschildkröte Jumbo. Bild: Zoo Zürich, Enzo Franchini Posted by Zoo Zürich on Tuesday, December 16, 2014   Galapagos Tortoises have no natural predators....

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