La Galapaguera "Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center", Galapagos

Giant tortoise breeding center and reserve

La Galapaguera "Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center", Galapagos
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Overview

Also known as Cerro Colorado, this is one of the newer visitor sites in Galapagos and was opened in 2003. Previously accessible only from the coast via a long hike, it's now possible to travel by road from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where the trip takes about an hour.

This breeding station has an informative visitor center that allows you to learn about the origins and evolution of the Galapagos Giant Tortoises, and about the steps being taken to preserve the species from threats such as habitat destruction and introduced species.

In the center you will see baby hatchlings and young tortoises. After they reach 4 months old they are taken out to be released into the natural habitat in the area. There is a short hiking trail where you may be able to spot giant tortoises in the wild.

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Highlights at La Galapaguera "Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center"

  • Giant Tortoise hatchlings
  • Learn more about these amazing creatures

Possible Activities

Hiking

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