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Diego, the Galapagos turtle that saved the existence of his species


Diego, the turtle considered “sex symbol”, contributed arduously to the mass reproduction of his species, managing to save it completely from extinction.

Diego is famous because despite having been out of the country for 30 years at the San Diego Zoo (USA), he was repatriated to the country to participate in the breeding program of the species “Chelonoidis hoodensis.” resounding success thanks to your contribution. This is why it is considered the ‘sex symbol’ turtle that helped save its species.

Diego, despite over one hundred years of age, has become a symbol of the Galapagos conservation, since approximately 40% of the turtles repatriated to the Spanish island are their descendants.

The Galapagos National Park said that an ecological evaluation carried out on Española Island, showed the recovery of habitat conditions for the new turtles, all thanks to the captive breeding program of the “Chelonoidis hoodensis” species.

Therefore, Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge aims to contribute to the conservation of species and natural areas on the islands. For us it is extremely important to raise awareness in our guests about all the efforts made to maintain biodiversity and balance in this natural paradise. If you are looking for a hotel in Galapagos that connects you directly with nature, Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge is the ideal place for you! Write to ecolodge@casanaturahotel.com to book your stay and tours in the best hotel in Galapagos