- Two turtles will meet in Australia’s Reptile Park
- Corona virus epidemic kept away
- Estrella to meet Hugo of 70 years
- The team will go from Germany, hope of breeding
The corona virus epidemic has kept many lovers away from each other. Not only humans, the animals also had to face this separation. The famous Galápagos tortoise Hugo is also one of them. Now his long-distance girlfriend Estrella will take a team with him from across the seven seas where eventually the two will be together. 21-year-old Estrella will arrive at Australia Reptile Park from Germany.
Corona did away
Estrella will meet 70-year-old Hugo after a three-month quarantine at a park in Somersby, New South Wales Central Coast. Both were to meet in 2019 but due to Covid-19, both could not come together. Estrella is the first Galapagos couple to come to Australia after nearly 40 years. Hugo has been alone for a long time and the team is waiting for him. The team hopes that if all goes well, the population of Galápagos turtles will be increased here.
Hugo has been in this park since 1963. In the year 2019, an extinct female mammoth, Estrella, was discovered on the Fernandina island of Galápagos. Environmentalists were not happy with Estrella’s meeting during an expedition. Researchers from Yale Universities identify it Chelonoidis phantasticus As a species of name. The species is believed to have gone extinct 100 years ago.
Population will increase
Estrella will be brought in from Ju Rostock, Germany. The conservation program is excited about this meeting to save this species of giant turtles. Head of the Australian Reptile Park Daniel Ramsi says that once Estrella settles in the park and gets used to it, it is hoped that after breeding it will increase the turtle population in the next five years.