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Galapagos Tortoise Celebrates 94th Birthday

Isa, a Galapagos Volcán Alcedo giant tortoise, kicked off her 94th year with a personalized cake from her caretakers at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. Isa is still pretty young for a Galapagos tortoise — the creatures typically live to be more than 100 years old. They’re among the longest-living vertebrates on the planet. Galapagos tortoises are struggling in the wild, and the Volcán Alcedo giant tortoise specifically is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. However, their populations are increasing due to conservation efforts. » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: » Subscribe to NowThis Earth: #Tortoise #Birthday #Zoo #Earth #Environment #ClimateCrisis #NowThis Connect with NowThis Earth » Follow us on TikTok: » Follow us on Instagram: » Follow us on Snap: » Follow us on Facebook: NowThis Earth is daily news coverage of climate, sustainability, biodiversity, species extinction, environmental justice, and other planetary concerns. NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. @NowThisEarth

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