Friday, September 15, 2017

Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos tortoise

By AP, Sep. 14, 2017

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- In a story Sept. 13 about efforts to restore an extinct tortoise species in the Galapagos Islands, The Associated Press misidentified the name of the island where some tortoises still have genetic traces of the Chelonoidis elephantopus. It is Isabela Island, not Isabel Island.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos tortoise

Scientists in Ecuador's Galapagos islands are hoping to restore a tortoise species believed to have been hunted into extinction on Floreana Island in the 1800s

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