Hundredth Ploughshare Tortoise Released Into the Wild

Feb 7, 2015
On the Web
by 2nd Contributing Editor

On the Web - 20 young captive bred ploughshare tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) were released into the wild this weeek, reaching a conservation goal set a decade ago: reintroducing 100 animals to their tiny native range in Madagascar.  Ploughshares are the most threatened tortoise in the world, brought to the brink of extinction by deforestation and the few remaining animals were further threatened by smuggling.

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