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SEPTEMBER 9, 2008

Short-eared Owl with brown and white feathers
Izz

Posted by: Izz
7:01am

Before being discovered by sailors, the Galapagos Islands were such a safe place for animals that many species grew like this short-eared owl and the famous land tortoises.

Tortoise on the grass Dex

Posted by: Dex
7:07am

Those sailors discovered that land tortoises could be kept alive on boats for up to a year, so they took them to use as food and now they're really endangered. Darwin Station on the Galapagos protects baby turtles for about five years — until their shells are strong enough to protect them from animals like rats.

Tortoise in water Izz

Posted by: Izz
7:08am

I think the tortoises are ugly and beautiful at the same time.