So what type of life does one get to live after saving a species? Not a bad one. Diego currently lives at a tortoise breeding center on nearby Santa Cruz island where he is still mating with his harem of six females.
“I wouldn’t say (the species) is in perfect health, because historical records show there probably used to be more than 5,000 tortoises on the island. But it’s a population that’s in pretty good shape—and growing, which is the most important,” said Tapia.
*Diego and his kind aren’t out of the woods yet. In fact, there are several species that could use your help in sticking around this ol’ blue planet a bit longer. You can donate/read about it on the Galapagos Conservancy site found right here.