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Reptiles of the Galapagos: Chelonian Research Institute

Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 @ 9:38:35 am

Turtle and tortoise lovers will enjoy this month's exhibit! Dr. Peter Pritchard, renowned turtle expert and founder of the Chelonian Research Institute, recently visited the Galapagos Islands to continue his studies of the species that thrive there. Time Magazine designated this hero to turtles as Hero for the Planet in 2000. On display are photographs of tortoises, iguanas, sea turtles, lava lizards in their terrestrial and marine habitats. All species are native to the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. Other artifacts include shells and skeletons collected (no reptiles were killed for thesecollections) from the Islands and wood carvings from local artisans. For more information on Dr. Pritchard's research and the Chelonian Research Institute see:




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