Santa Cruz Island

Nov 16, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Early this morning National Geographic Islander arrived at Academy Bay on Santa Cruz Island. We got to see juvenile tortoises at the breeding center and then had a chance to explore the town. During the afternoon, we went to look for Galapagos giant tortoises in the wild and found lots of them all over a farm located right next to the tortoise reserve.  

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Gilda Gonzalez


Gilda was born in Ambato, located in the very heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. Since she was a child, she loved animals, often rescuing street cats and dogs. Her parents always made sure there were nature books and plenty of Jacques Cousteau’s videos at home. She graduated from high school with a degree in chemistry and biology. Afterwards, Gilda obtained a B.A. in tourism and hotel management in Quito. She also studied English, French and German, later spending two months in Brussels, Belgium.

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