DAY 4 – Monday Galapagos Cruise San Cristobal Island

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Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center

Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center

AM: Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center.
In 2004 the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises Jacinto Gordillo, named after a  famous settler, was located in Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal Island, in order to take care of young tor toises. In 2008 an assisted reproduction program started on the island with due to the birth of a little turtle in captivity.

PM: Interpretation center
It is an interpretation center with exuberant gardens and stunning ocean views in contrast with the 1960´s buildings in Charles Darwin Center. Visitor to the interpretation center can learn a lot ovenr the geological and human history of the islands, conservation facts and natural history. This is the oldest museum of the Natural History of the Galapagos Islands that is trying to preserve the nature of the islands.
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