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Nine captive tortoises found to be descendants of 'extinct' species

Breeding could see species returned to Gal├ípagos island home New genetic research has identified nine captive giant tortoises as descendants of an "extinct" species formerly endemic to Floreana Island in the Pacific's Gal├ípagos Islands. "Based upon our findings, we now have an opportunity to breed the species and maintain the integrity of this distinct lineage," […]