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Super Diego the Second Most Famous Tortoise in Galapagos

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Lonesome GeorgeEveryone knows Lonesome George. He’s the last of his kind, the sole surviving member of his species, the only remaining Pinta Island Giant Tortoise.

George is the one who gets on all the Galápagos calendars, t-shirts, post cards and coffee mugs.

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A Day in the Charles Darwin Life

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charles-darwin-stationThe HMS Beagle, with a young Charles Darwin on board, only spent about five weeks in the Galapagos Islands, which seems short when you consider the importance the visit would have for Darwin, the Islands, and science in general. Darwin kept a journal, which he later expanded into a book, The Voyage of the Beagle, first published in 1837-1839.
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A Day in the Life: Marine Iguana

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darwins-trip-galapagos-marine-iguanaGalapagos is full of dazzling wildlife not found anywhere else: giant tortoises, Darwin’s famous finches and mockingbirds, hawks, snakes and more. But ask a biologist, and he or she will tell you that the most impressive native resident is the marine iguana.
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Charles Darwin, Galapagos & the Origin of Species

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charles-darwinThe name of Charles Darwin and his famous book the Origin of Species will forever be linked with the Galapagos Islands. Although he was only in the Galapagos for five weeks in 1835, it was the wildlife that he saw there that inspired him to develop his Theory of Evolution.
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The Galapagos National Park Celebrates 50 Years

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galapagos-turtle-isabelaFor centuries, the Galapagos Islands were a remote, lawless land. Considered nearly uninhabitable by the earliest visitors, the Galapagos Islands soon became known as a good place to hunt turtles and goats, take on water and make repairs for ships.
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