A female specimen of the giant Galapagos tortoise species Chelonoidis phantasticus, thought extinct for about a century ago, is seen at the Galapagos National Park on Santa Cruz Island on Tuesday. Photo: Agence France-Presse

She lives! Fernandina Giant Tortoise, a species thought extinct for a century, is found alive on Galapagos Islands

  • Hopeful conservationists say the ‘very old’ tortoise may not be the sole survivor of her species, citing footprints and droppings found on her home island
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A female specimen of the giant Galapagos tortoise species Chelonoidis phantasticus, thought extinct for about a century ago, is seen at the Galapagos National Park on Santa Cruz Island on Tuesday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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