New baby Galapagos tortoises sighted for the first time in 100 years!

According to researcher James Gibbs, new hatchlings of baby Galapagos tortoises have been found on the Galapagos island on Pinzón. This is the first time baby Galapagos tortoises have been directly observed there in more than a century.

Environmental destruction reduced that numbers of the Galapagos tortoises, which are the biggest and longest-lived of all tortoises, to just 100 in the 1960s.

Gibbs found ten of youngsters, which is a considerable number when you consider the total population is mere hundreds. He estimates 500 currently roam around Pinzón.

(Reported from Earthables)