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“Interesting Centre” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Centro de Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza

Centro de Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza
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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Catamaran Sail Aboard the 'Nemo I'
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Western Australia
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“Interesting Centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

The tortoise breeding centre on Isabela is a short ride or walk from Puerta Villamil. It is an excellent breding program and it's possible to see the tortoises at all stages of their lives. There are hundreds of them and the centre is instrumental in returning these beautiful animals back to safe numbers. The centre is free and well worth taking the time to visit.

Visited April 2014
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“The story of the survival of the giant tortoises”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

The breeding center makes the story of the Galapagos tortoises very clear. And it is an amazing story, from the extinction and near extinction of different species to the gallant efforts of this and other centers to ensure the survival of these magnificent reptiles. Their success is seen in the number of tortoises of different species at different stages of their development,from adults to babies. The information boards are very helpful as you walk through the center. The rescue of 18 adult tortoises from the Cero Azul Volcano when it erupted in 1998 makes an impact. As does the fact that there were over 200 babies hatched from these adults only two years after they were evacuated. What a success story. I loved watching the tortoises at feeding time as I had no idea they could move so quickly. There is also a nice path back to the town through wetlands. I highly recommend visiting this center.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney
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“Every stage of the life of a tortoise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Definitely worth going to if you are interested in the life span of a tortoise and the steps being taken to protect them. You can see almost every stage of a tortoise's life and there are so many to see.

Visited January 2014
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“Go beyond the center to quarry to see flamingoes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

My 4 stars are for the whole trip, not just the breeding center.
The walk started past Iguana Crossing hotel, went through some wetlands, where we were able to watch couple feeding flamingos, through mancheneel trees, till you reach the Centro de Crianza.

Unlike in Charles Darwin center, you can watch the turtles up close, walk among the enclosures of different ages of the turtles, from quite large one to the small, just hatched babies.
There was a large number of turtles and the staff lets you enjoy watching the details of these beautiful creatures.

We continued past the breading center to the road where there is a quarry and were lucky to watch another twenty or so flamingos there.

Visited February 2013
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Renkum, the Netherlands
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“A great place to see the breeding of land turtles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

This land turtle breeding center can easily be reached from the village of Villamil following a very nice path through the wetlands, where you will see flamingo's and other birds.
The breeding center is a pleasant place, where landturtles of very young age till the age of 5-10 years can be observed. It is a nice place to visit. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2013
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