Tag: Galapagos Islands

January 5, 2023

Bird and gecko species reappear on the Galapagos Islands

Cactus finches and geckos that were once thought extinct on the Galapagos Islands have not only returned there, but are thriving, after invasive predator removal. The black rat (Rattus rattus)...

August 17, 2022

Rare tortoise discovery doubles the species

When researchers discovered a lone female tortoise on one of the more remote Galapagos Islands, it raised intriguing questions. Only one other tortoise, a male found in 1906, had ever...