Giant Tortoises

Michelangelo, a 70-year-old African tortoise, was back at his preschool after life-saving surgery.
Killing the endangered animal, which was once considered a delicacy, carries a three-year prison sentence. More than a dozen have been hunted since 2020.
"Many mysteries still remain" after researchers found Fernanda living on a volcanic island more than a century after her species was thought lost.
Fern, who was found on Fernandina Island, can still mate and save her species … despite probably being 100 years old.
Tragically, not all of the endangered tortoises survived the transport. A police officer has been arrested in the alleged smuggling case, authorities said.
Diego has had one very busy life, helping to save the Chelonoidis hoodensis from extinction.
Here's how it happened.