The Tortoise Magazine Issue 8 Release

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The 8th (GIANT) issue of The Tortoise is here! This year’s magazine spotlights the giant tortoises of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, punctuated by a spectacular achievement in turtle conservation in 2019—the rediscovery of a tortoise on Fernandina Island in the Galápagos. 

Feature articles include an exploration of the history surrounding the Fernandina Giant Tortoise which was considered lost for over a century, as well as an interview with biologist Forrest Galante who led the expedition to Fernandina Island in search of the tortoise. 

Apart from the Galápagos, readers will journey to the other side of the globe to get a rare glimpse of the only wild  population of giant Aldabra Tortoises (Aldabrachelys gigantea) in the Eastern Hemisphere. 

This colossal issue is packed with 162 full-color pages exploring not only giant tortoises but features from the tremendously-dedicated biologists and artists who are inspired by the world’s turtles and tortoises.

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