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Address: Galapagos Islands | Charles Darwin Avenue, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Phone Number: 52526146
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Description: Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research...
Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research volunteers and support staff, this world-wide foundation is dedicated to preserving the Galapagos ecosystems.
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Excellent work being done by the research station to breed and raise giant tortoises to release back into the wild.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple of hours walking around the Centre, and town in general. Plenty of interesting things to see and read, and entry is FREE. Land Tortoise and the plan to save the species, Marine Iguana and Land Iguana - all worthwhile.

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Tampico, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I thought it was very different, at least more modern... But I guess you expect that from the name... It is ok to visit but do not expect too much!

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to see the animals at all stages of their lives. Our guide was so knowledgeable in all aspects of the animals that we were able to see. Watching the huge tortoises being fed was a treat since we went on one of the days that they are fed.

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San Dimas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent work being done by the research station to breed and raise giant tortoises to release back into the wild.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience to see so many different tortoise species here, most of which can't be seen in the wild. Great conservation work being done to breed and reintroduce these endangered species.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Center was closed due to construction when we were there- a bit disappointing. But we walked around and viewed the tortoises at varying ages. We saw many very large tortoises. They seemed to like to be watched and came close to us. We read about Charles Darwin and the research he did. We saw a variety of finches and... More 

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Adirondack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

An important stop to learn about the Galapagos ecosystem and make some initial observations about iguanas and tortoises. Check their website for information about arranging for a backstage tour and the prices for same. It is well-worth the expense for those who are serious about conservation and research activities in the Galapagos. Stopping here first prepared us for what we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

its a zoo...plan and simple. land iguanas are cool...program of implementation is cool...but its a zoon

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Kolhapur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The work done here suits the great name it is run by. Everyone is impressed by their diligence and persistence.

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Armonk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is like a mini safari - you get to see ll the animals in their enclosures and it looks cool until you find them all in their natural habitat on the islands - way more impressive and looking back this was a bit of a waste of time.

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