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More than 100 giant tortoises stolen from the Galapagos Islands

A large number of young giant tortoises have been stolen from a Galapagos Islands breeding facility. Some 123 tortoises, which are a major tourist attraction on the Ecuadorian islands, were taken from Isla Isabela on Tuesday, the environment ministry confirmed. “They were all taken at once, 123 in all,” Washington Paredes, a local politician, told AFP of the tortoises.

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