Big Bird

Watching a new species evolve

... species.    On the 15th of September 1835, Charles Darwin set foot on the Galapagos Islands. This was part of ... different from each other. These birds, now called “Darwin’s finches” helped him understand how one original ... nets” in order to capture and study the populations of Darwin’s Finches on the island. One of the birds they ...

Galápagos Giant Tortoise

Giant tortoises not gone yet

... extinct Floreana Island tortoises are still with us. When Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835 he was inspired ... are thought to have gone extinct within 15 years of Darwin's visit. What Ciccone and her team have discovered is ...