Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Giant Tortoises of Mauritius

Almost 200 years ago, at least one of the two species of Mauritian giant tortoise was recorded for the last time on Round Island. They disappeared from the mainland in 1735 but somehow managed to survive here, seemingly unnoticed, for over 100 years. The giant tortoises carried out the important role of seed disperses within the ecosystem. By consuming the

Read more