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Breeding Center David Rodriguez - San Cristóbal

Galapagos Islands


Overview

Breeding Center David Rodriguez is located on the south-eastern side of San Cristobal Island. With a total area of 1415 m2, the purpose of this center is to increase the population of giant tortoises, more specifically the Chelonoidis chatamensis, an endemic species. They are bred in conditions similar to their natural environment. By walking on the center's trails, you can admire here tortoises in different stages of growth, from hatchlings to 120 days old. At this point, they are taken back to their habitat, when they'll be able to survive on their own.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking


Highlights at Breeding Center David Rodriguez

  • Giant Tortoises

Animals:

Blue-Footed Booby, Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Sea Lion