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Galapagos Tortoise

Post-September Thoughts (On What Could Really Make A Change)

Christos Terzides | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Christos Terzides

This is a type of monthly 'calendar' post, with thoughts about some incidents--some widely-known, some less so--that took place in our world during t...

Ecuador Travel Tips

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 12.09.2015 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

I am an Africa specialist but even a committed Africa-phile needs a change of pace once in a while! In the spirit of exploration I spent two weeks vis...

Baby Tortoises Born On Galapagos Island For The First Time In A Century

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green

For the first time in more than one hundred years, researchers have found newborn baby tortoises on the tiny Galapagos island of Pinzón. It's a major...

5 Things Not to Miss in The Galapagos Islands

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Half the awe and fun of The Galapagos Islands is underwater.

Quito's Strangest Museum Is Definitely Off the Beaten Path

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel
Elyssa Pachico

For tourists who are visiting Ecuador and can't afford a trip to the Galapagos, the giant tortoise shell in Rodrigo Dueñas' recently opened science museum in downtown Quito is a good way to get close.

The Wild Eyes Of The Galápagos

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 05.28.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

In Galápagos, with fear and flight an ocean away, we are privileged to sit and ponder the eyes of the animals for a prolonged period of time. The result is profound and complex, one that left me lying on the ground for minutes in front of an iguana and trying to solve the mysteries of the universe.

The Galápagos on Your Bucket List? What You Need to Know to Go Post-50

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The Galápagos Islands have long been on our bucket list. Finally tuition-free when our youngest graduated from college, we treated ourselves to the adventure of a lifetime.

Galapagos Islands: Dos and Don'ts

Kris LoPresto | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Kris LoPresto

The islands are right smack on the equator, give or take a degree or two. The weather is usually a balmy 87 degrees, but it feels like it's 95 and the sun is relentless.

Lonesome George: When the Last Is No More

Ken White | Posted 08.27.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

I've always been drawn to tortoises and turtles, ever since I was a little kid, and I remember as a young man learning of and being moved by the story of Lonesome George.

Extinct Tortoise Could Be Back From The Dead

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.17.2012 | Science

Extinct or just hiding out? A long-lost species of the gigantic, slow-moving Galapagos tortoise that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of natural selec...

Last Known Galápagos Tortoise Seeks Mate

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

Lonesome George is the Galápagos giant tortoise's last hope to stave off extinction. The 100-year-old reptile is the last of his subspecies, a typ...

Have You Admired a Tortoise Lately?

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Terry Gardner

Tony Perry's excellent article in the Los Angeles Times on the Galapagos tortoise digs at the San Diego Zoo, "San Diego Zoo tortoises get an enclosure...