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GPS Used To Track Male Galapagos Tortoises Migration
2012-11-28 12:12:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists using GPS technology and modern 3D acceleration measurements have mapped out the annual migration of the Galapagos giant tortoise. The team from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology found that the male tortoise can travel up to 6.2 miles into the highlands of the island, and they usually start their annual migration at the beginning of the dry season. According to the findings, only the full grown animals migrate,...

Tortoise Studies Yield Surprising Results
2012-11-18 06:45:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online At the time of his death, it appeared that Lonesome George was the last member of his species, but new research suggests that his breed of giant tortoises might live on after all. According to Jennifer Viegas of Discovery News, experts at Yale University have reportedly discovered DNA evidence suggesting that members of the species Chelonoidis abingdoni could still exist. Those researchers collected genetic material from more...


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2006-12-26 16:07:31

Image Credit: Thinkstock.com The Red-footed tortoise, Geochelone carbonaria, known in Brazil as Jabuti, is a tortoise from South America. They live in tropical forests and grasslands in northern South America and some islands of the Caribbean. It draws its name from the red and orange scales visible on its limbs, as well as its head and tail. It is protected by CITES* as an endangered species. *CITES: Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species.

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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