- I posted about the tortoises we saw on Santa Cruz, one of the Galapagos islands.
- I posted about naturalists happily involved in a multi-century restoration project in the Scottish Highlands.
The follow-up: Geneticists are working to recover an extinct tortoise species, through selective breeding of hybrids from early sailors moving tortoises from one island to another.
“I will not be alive to see a ‘pure’ Floreana tortoise,” Caccone says. It’s likely that no one will.