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Giant tortoise Diego, a hero to his species, returns to Galapagos

Diego the giant Galapagos tortoise whose tireless efforts are credited with almost single-handedly saving his once-threatened species, is transported by boat and put out to pasture on his native island after decades of breeding in captivity.

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