Species-saving tortoise Diego set for original habitat return

A 100-year-old tortoise called Diego is responsible for the fertilization of 800 offspring and for contributing substantially to the salvation of one of the species of giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands.

Diego will return in March to his original habitat at Espanola Island, from where he was extracted more than eight decades ago.

This type of giant tortoise went from a critical state of 15 specimens – including Diego – to 2,000 specimens, thanks to the Giant Turtle Restoration program.