百歲象龜功成身退歸家

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約五十年前加拉巴哥象龜面臨絕種,雄龜Diego被帶到聖克魯茲島參與繁殖計劃,估計與不同雌龜繁殖了約800隻後代。現年100歲的Diego,如今終於退休,與另外25象龜一起回到家鄉艾斯潘諾拉島。這些象龜在出發前被隔離一段時間,避免牠們把外來植物種子帶到島上。

the giant Galápagos tortoises were facing extinction 50 years ago. A male tortoise, Diego, was brought to join a breeding program on Santa Cruz island, where he bred with female tortoises and reproduced around 800 tortoises of his. Diego is now 100 years old, and he is finally retired and back to his originally home, Española island, with 25 other tortoises. These tortoises had to undergo a quarantine period before going back, preventing them to carry any non-native plants seeds to the island.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53062480



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