Pinta Island turtle

  1. IS it extinct or is there a chance of finding it? If there is a chance who wants to go on an expedition to find it?
     
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  3. Ryan_m_b

    Staff: Mentor

    A 2012 study found hybrid individuals on Isabela island, the authors suggest that still living C. elephantopus (AKA Pinta Island Tortoises) may therefore exist.

    Genetic rediscovery of an ‘extinct’ Galápagos giant tortoise species
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982211013765

    In the years since though no discovery has been made, though a quick google didn't show up any evidence of a new expedition.
     
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