Quiz Question: What do scientists say is unusual about a recently sighted Galápagos tortoise?
The given options are:
- It has rudimentary wings
- It’s a new species
- They thought the species was extinct
They thought the species was extinct
Info: The last recorded sighting of a Fernandina tortoise was in 1906. Scientists thought the species had gone extinct until they recently spotted a large female specimen on Fernandina Island in the western Galápagos Islands of Ecuador. She’s thought to be more than 100 years old – wait, how do we know that’s not the same tortoise?