𝐆𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟏𝟏𝟐 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐆𝐚𝐥á𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐬 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 "The adult female Fernandina Giant Tortoise was discovered on February 17, 2019, by members of the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative, led by Galapagos Conservancy and the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD). More than two years later, on May 25, 2021, Ecuador’s Ministry of the Environment and Water announced that genetic testing at Yale University in the United States had confirmed similarities between the DNA of the living tortoise and that from a sample taken in 1906 from a male member of Chelonoidis phantasticus, the only other tortoise ever found on Fernandina Island." Good luck finding a mate! #giant #tortoise #extinct #wildlife https://ca.news.yahoo.com/giant-tortoise-thought-extinct-112-233122558.html