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“The baby Giant turtles are soo cute”

Charles Darwin Research Station
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Owner description: Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research volunteers and support staff, this world-wide foundation is dedicated to preserving the Galapagos ecosystems.
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“The baby Giant turtles are soo cute”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

The park is beautifully situated, but a little boring unless you are really into biology and science......that said the baby Giant Turtles are adorable and worth the trek.

Visited December 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Worth a trip, but can be squeezed in”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

I definetely think its worth the trip, while you're there, to go and see the tortugas! Especially if you can catch them while they are doing a feeding, its quite an amazing site to see. You can also see some large land iguanas. It's not something that would take all day, so you can squeeze it in throughout your trip somewhere.

Visited March 2013
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White Plains, New York
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“Interesting to see the great work being done”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

It gave us a good sense of the work being done by dedicated people to keep the Galapagos beautiful and healthy. Worth the visit.

Visited November 2013
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Quito, Ecuador
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“Turtles, big turtles everywhere¡¡¡¡”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

I liked the way they explained the good care they were taking of the turtles in the islands, besides they were helping taking care of the new born turtles so they will survive . Lots of care and love. They really need all the money they can get.

Visited November 2013
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“An amazing place doing a fundamentally important world-class job of breeding endangered Galápagos reptile species for release in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

The Darwin Research Center is free to get in. It ha lots of information panels in Spanish and English and has some pens with lots of native vegetation and some of the Islands' rarer reptile species. It's really good to be able to see the tortoises and iguanas from some if the lesser-visited Islands and to know that every human effort possible is being used to help them breed and to remain viable as a species - the sole reason for their demise and place on the brink of extinction being the degradations of mankind on these wonderful, beautiful islands.
The research center is well worth a visit and is a short walk east of Puerto Ayora.

Visited November 2013
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