Genetic relatives of extinct tortoises rescued for breeding program

Tortoise trying to escape
September 13, 2017

Yale News: An international expedition to a remote Galapagos Island rescued enough tortoises to start a breeding program that may help resurrect an extinct species, investigators from Yale University report Sept. 13 in the journal Science Reports. However, the search for genetic relatives of Lonesome George, the last tortoise of its species which died in 2012, came up empty. Read more…

See the full Publication in Nature.