A pair of giant tortoises (Geochelone nigra) mating at Giant Tortoise Breeding Center on Isabela island in the Galapagos Archipelago. This breeding center was established to facilitate the restoration of giant tortoises on the island as young tortoises are susceptible to predation by invasive species.

Giant tortoise mating

Credit: Lucy Schroeder

Digital Credit: Lucy Schroeder

Publisher: Michigan State University

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Description: A pair of giant tortoises (Geochelone nigra) mating at Giant Tortoise Breeding Center on Isabela island in the Galapagos Archipelago. This breeding center was established to facilitate the restoration of giant tortoises on the island as young tortoises are susceptible to predation by invasive species.

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