Read more about the article Giant Galapagos Tortoises Boost Island Veg With Their Poo, Says Study
A team of 12 people participated in the monitoring process of the Hood Island giant tortoise in the island of Santa Fe, in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, July 2022. (Parque Nacional Galapagos/Newsflash)

Giant Galapagos Tortoises Boost Island Veg With Their Poo, Says Study

Giant tortoises reintroduced to a Galapagos island by scientists have started a cactus boom thanks to their seed-spreading poo, a new study has revealed. The 742 Hood Island giant tortoises were moved to Santa Fe island over a six-year period, says the ecological study. Now - after a week-long study…

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Read more about the article Four New Viruses Discovered In Rare Giant Tortoises In The Galapagos Islands After COVID-Style Tests
Illustrative image: Scientists discover novel viruses in Galapagos giant tortoises. (Juan Manuel García, CDF/Newsflash)

Four New Viruses Discovered In Rare Giant Tortoises In The Galapagos Islands After COVID-Style Tests

Four new viruses have been discovered in giant tortoises is in the Galapagos Islands after 454 of the animals underwent COVID-style testing. The research showed that the infected animals live on islands where there is human activity, while tortoises on islands with no human activity did not test positive for…

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Read more about the article Over A Dozen Giant Tortoises Massacred On Galapagos Island
A Galapagos giant tortoise eating on the Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. (Bill Klipp, Galapagos Conservancy/Newsflash )

Over A Dozen Giant Tortoises Massacred On Galapagos Island

Rangers have discovered the decomposing remains of 15 Galapagos giant tortoises on a remote part of Isabela Island. The dead tortoises were found by rangers from the Galapagos National Park Directorate while on patrol in the remote Sierra Negra Volcano area on southern Isabela Island. The Galapagos Conservancy reported the…

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Read more about the article Cambridge To Send Expert Team To Investigate Killer Tortoises After Viral Video
A Seychelles giant tortoise.

Cambridge To Send Expert Team To Investigate Killer Tortoises After Viral Video

Cambridge boffins are planning to send an expedition to the Seychelles after a viral video revealed the existence of killer tortoises hunting and eating living prey. The footage, which was shot in the Seychelles, made headlines as it shows a supposedly herbivorous tortoise patiently hunting down a small bird and…

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Read more about the article Over 80 Exotic Animals Rescued From Squalid Conditions In An Illegal South American Hatchery
Police rescued eighty animals that were in overcrowded conditions in an illegal hatchery in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Over 80 Exotic Animals Rescued From Squalid Conditions In An Illegal South American Hatchery

This is the moment Argentinian cops rescue 80 exotic birds and two tortoises from a makeshift hatchery located in the middle of a city where they were kept in squalid conditions in small metal cages. Cops from the Special Operations Division of the city police raided the premises located at…

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Read more about the article Couple Busted With Noahs Ark Of Over 200 Animals That Are Rescued And Given To Bridget Bardot Foundation
Police seize 129 animals including reptiles and horses in Saint-Ouen-en-Brie, France.

Couple Busted With Noahs Ark Of Over 200 Animals That Are Rescued And Given To Bridget Bardot Foundation

French police have busted a couple with over 200 animals in their "Noah's Ark" home, many of them exotic species such as tarantulas, snakes, camels, iguanas, tortoises, and 26 dogs, with most of them mistreated. The incident took place in the village of Saint-Ouen-en-Brie in the Seine-et-Marne department, some 75…

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