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Galapagos News: Lonesome George could have offspring
After 36 years of exhaustive efforts, "Lonesome George", the last survivor of the Pinta Island giant tortoise species (Geochelone abigdoni) would be able to reproduce. Park rangers in charge of the "Fausto Llerena" Captive Breeding Center found a nest with eggs laid by one of the two Wolf Volcano females that have shared a pen with him since 1993. Out of nine eggs laid, only three were intact. These were placed in incubators, at different temperatures to obtain 2 females and 1 male. There will be a wait of 120 to 130 days before it is known if the eggs are fertile and George will have offspring. * Source: Communication Process - Galapagos National Park
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This 16 passenger yacht offers 8 double cabins with bunk-beds, each with a private bathroom (toilet and shower). Fully air conditioned, there is a bar, a dining room, TV, VHS, stereo and a library. Full crew with a level II naturalist guide. Passengers can sunbathe on the spacious deck and with its own diving platform, diving can be arranged. Diving equipment, snorkels and sea kayaks are also available.
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Day 1: Baltra - Bartolome
Day 2: Genovesa Island
Day 3: Black Turtle Cove - Plazas
Day 4: Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin and Highlands)
Day 5: Mosquera Island - Baltra
Day 6: Espanola Island - Suaraz Point - Interpretatino Centre - San Cristobal
Day 7: Lobos - Kicker Rock - Sante Fe
Day 8: North Seymour - Baltra
Departing on Mondays include one night in a hotel in Puerto Ayora
Also depart on Thursdays