A big virtually extinct animal, just hanging out for the past century

Amazing news from 538 Significant Digits:

112 years ago

A species of tortoise — Chelonoidis phantasticus, or Fernandina Giant Tortoise — was thought to have been extinct for over a century, with the last member spotted 112 years ago. But a female member of the species, itself more than 100 years old, was found recently on the least-explored of the Galapagos Islands, just hanging out. [ABC News]

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