"Visit Lonesome George, Diegito and the whole gang" Charles Darwin Research Center Tip by Kindra

  The daycare area for the baby tortoises
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  • The daycare area for the baby tortoises - Galápagos Islands
      The daycare area for the baby tortoises
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  • The big 200 kilo tortoises - Galápagos Islands
      The big 200 kilo tortoises
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  • Just a comparison of their size - Galápagos Islands
      Just a comparison of their size
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  • Lonesome Gorge taking a siesta - it was HOT - Galápagos Islands
      Lonesome Gorge taking a siesta - it was HOT
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  • Docking our panga in Puerto Ayora harbour - Galápagos Islands
      Docking our panga in Puerto Ayora harbour
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This is a general must-see when visiting Puerto Ayora on Isla Santa Cruz, though it doesn't require a lot of time. It was so damn hot when we visited in the middle of the day that I was ready to ditch that place and dive into the cool, refreshing water. But we DID see lots of tortoise babies (they are raised there until they are old and big enough to be released to the wild without being eaten by rats and mean frigates!). We also saw the classic 100 kilo and 100+ year old Lonesome George as well as Diego, the 125 year old tortoise.

Address: Puerto Ayora
Phone: +593 5-252-6146
Website: http://www.darwinfoundation.org

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  • Updated Jun 19, 2009
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