Lonesome George Exhibit Reception at AMNH, September 18, 2014. Photo © JargaPix Photography.

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Lonesome George Exhibit Reception at AMNH, September 18, 2014. Photo © JargaPix Photography.

Recent Press Coverage

These Galápagos tortoises have returned home after saving their species (7/6/20), Lonely Planet

These tortoises saved their species from extinction. Now they’re back home (7/1/20), CNN Travel

Diego, key to saving his species, returns home after more than 80 years (6/19/20), UN Environment

Not so ‘Lonesome?’ Galápagos tortoise subspecies thought extinct lives on. (2/3/20), NBC News

Tortuga Diego regresará a la isla Española (1/12/20), Ecuavisa (video featuring Wacho Tapia and James Gibbs, in Spanish)

The tortoise whose rampant sex drive helped save his species is finally retiring (1/12/20), The Washington Post

Diego, the Tortoise Whose High Sex Drive Helped Save His Species, Retires (1/12/20), The New York Times

This giant tortoise isn’t extinct after all (2/22/19), BBC Newsday

How an ‘extinct’ tortoise was rediscovered after a century (2/22/19), National Geographic

Innovative Conservation Strategies Help Restore Nearly Extinct Tortoises On Galapagos Islands (2/21/19), Wisconsin Public Radio

‘Extinct’ Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years (2/21/19), CNN

Unraveling The Mysteries Of Sharks In The Galápagos Thanks To An App (2/13/19), Forbes

Previous Key Press Coverage

Years after his death, Lonesome George’s genome offers clues to long life (12/4/18), PBS

In death, Lonesome George reveals why giant tortoises live so long (12/3/18), Phys.org

Exploring Galapagos snakes on volcanoes (7/26/18), Phys.org

The Galápagos Tortortoise Next Door (4/23/17), Scientific American

Innovative Conservation Strategies Help Restore Nearly Extinct Tortoises On Galapagos Islands (3/3/17), Wisconsin Public Radio, featuring Dr. James Gibbs

Giant Tortoises Island Hop Across the Galapagos (8/5/15), The New York Times

Historic Discovery for Giant Tortoises (3/15/15), CNN

Undoing the Damage to the Galapagos (12/22/14), MSNBC

Galapagos (7/1/14), Radiolab

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