Sex-Mad 100 Year Old Tortoise Saved Entire Species

Sex-Mad 100 Year Old Tortoise Saved Entire Species

(Link): Sex-Mad 100 Year Old Tortoise Saved Entire Species

A LEGENDARY giant tortoise that saved his entire species after fathering 800 babies is to be returned to the wild.

Diego the “super tortoise” came to the rescue of his fellow creatures by mating with hundreds of partners on the Santa Cruz Island, off the coast of California.

However, after over 60 years of back-breaking work, it is time for the centurion to retire and travel home to the Galápagos Islands.

The breeding programme that made his libido world famous has produced over 2,000 hatchlings, around 40 per cent of which call Diego their dad, according to The Galápagos National Parks service.

…He will return to Española in March after a stint in quarantine.

…He was previously described as “a very sexually active male reproducer” by Washington Tapia, a tortoise preservation specialist at Galapagos National Park.

The species is now on its way to reaching its historical record of 5,000.

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