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Ecuador: New species of giant tortoise discovered in Galapagos

Ecuador, Galapagos
October 23, 2015 at 05:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage emerged of a newly-identified species of giant tortoise on the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific, Thursday.

The new species, has been named "Chelonoidis donfaustoi", after former Galapagos National Park ranger Fausto Llerena Sánchez, whose nickname was Don Fausto.

The species are one of fifteen to be discovered on the island, although four of them are now extinct.

Video Courtesy of El Parque Nacional Galapagos.

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Footage emerged of a newly-identified species of giant tortoise on the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific, Thursday.

The new species, has been named "Chelonoidis donfaustoi", after former Galapagos National Park ranger Fausto Llerena Sánchez, whose nickname was Don Fausto.

The species are one of fifteen to be discovered on the island, although four of them are now extinct.

Video Courtesy of El Parque Nacional Galapagos.

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