A 100-year-old Galápagos tortoise named Diego is finally going to get some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Diego originally, “officially” retired in January, with expectations to return to Española in March.
Since the 1960’s, the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center, a breeding facility on Santa Cruz Island, has been using Diego and the other tortoises to help bring up population numbers for their species, The New York Times reported. Diego is thought to have fathered over 2,000 tortoises, about 40 percent of the population that is alive today, according to BBC News.
That’s a lot of work for one tortoise.
So Happy Birthday to Diego and…get some rest man !