Video: Galapagos Volcanoes Keep Tortoises on Their Toes

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April 24, 2006—The Galápagos Islands (see map) are home to a unique array of wildlife—and to several active volcanoes. Many of the islands' creatures have adapted to survival in a world of fire and ash. But when it comes to the rare giant tortoise, conservationists prefer not to take chances.

Watch as a group of researchers rush to airlift some of the massive reptiles off the main island of Isabela as one of its volcanoes comes bursting to life.

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