Diego, a libidinous giant tortoise has saved the day and his species and will now retire to an uninhabited island off the coast of Ecuador!
Diego has spent decades in a breeding program that aimed at saving the tortoises from extinction!
“Fifteen tortoises from Española, including Diego, are going home after decades of breeding in captivity and saving their species from extinction,” announced in a Tweet on Monday. “heir island receives them with open arms.”
Cerramos un capítulo importante en la gestión del @parquegalapagos, 15 tortugas de #Española, incluyendo a #Diego, regresan a casa tras décadas de reproducirse en cautiverio y salvar a su especie de la extinción. Su isla las recibe con los brazos abiertos. (Noticia en desarrollo) pic.twitter.com/M4a4maQm9E
— Paulo Proaño Andrade (@PauloProanoA) June 15, 2020
When he arrived there were just two males and 12 females of his species alive on the island, but Diego helped to boost the population to over 2,000 said The Galapagos National Park services.
“The giant tortoise is over 100 years old and produced around 800 offspring.”