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Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center

Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center

See Giant Tortoises hatching

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A short walk from Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island will bring you to the Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center. The short trail from town is lovely in itself - you follow a boardwalk that takes you across the wetlands and Opuntia cactus fields.

At the breeding centre you can see 5 different subspecies of Galápagos Giant Tortoise that are all native to Isabela, but currently threatened by habitat damage caused by introduced animals and volcanic eruptions.  Here, the Giant Tortoise eggs are carefully incubated in a special hatchery, whilst the adults are cared for in large supervised corrals. This careful breeding program is aiming to increase the populations of these remarkable animals to ensure their survival as a wild species that's unique to the Galápagos.

Interesting facts about Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center

A walk through Galápagos wetlands

See the work being done to protect these gentle giants

Flamingos feeding on the brackish ponds

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