First Turtles of 2019 come out of incubators in Galapagos
Twenty baby Galapagos Tortoises of the species Chelonoidis hoodensis and Chelonoidis niger came out of their eggs in the incubators of the foster
center fausto llerena, from the direction of the Galapagos National
Park; made that marks the beginning of the hatching period within the
breeding and breeding program In captivity of terrestrial turtles.
This breeding center has seven corrales that host breeding turtles of
the Spanish Islands and floreana, where the rangers have collected 125
eggs of 35 nests placed in the 2019. Season.
The nesting period
started in July with the collection of the first eggs, which began to
hatch after staying 120 days in incubators, where Rangers control the
temperature to obtain females (29,5°) and males (28 °), as part of the
initiative for the restoration of giant turtles (Gtri), which jointly
develop the direction of the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Conservancy.