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Giant Tortoises Beat Extinction

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By 1960, the tortoise population on this island was down to 15. 54 years later, thanks to captive breeding, the population is up to about 1500.

theguardian.com / Via static.guim.co.uk

They faced severe endangerment due to human interference. Conservationists captivated 12 females and three males between 1963 and 1974 to regenerate the population.

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