Scientists Discover Giant Tortoise Thought to Be Extinct for 100 Years

February 27, 2019

A rare tortoise was just discovered in the Galapagos after being thought extinct for more than 100 years. The last time the Fernandina Island tortoise was seen was in 1906. A team of biologists were filming for Animal Planet's "Extinct or Alive" when the team discovered the tortoise, now named Fern, under a bush on an active volcano. Scientists hope Fern may be able to save her species by using sperm that she's stored for decades to lay eggs of her own.

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