This tortoise is being called a hero … and all he had to do was get jiggy with all the other tortoises.
Pretty sweet gig, eh?
Diego is a Galapagos giant tortoise.
He’s over 100 year old and is the baby daddy to over 800 offspring.
If it wasn’t for him, and his heightened sex drive, his species might have gone extinct!
He’s a Chelonoidis hoodensis, which is a species of tortoise found only on Espanola in the Galapagos Islands.
About 50 years ago, there were only two males and a dozen female of the species.
Now? Thanks to Diego and his hard work to impregnate the lady tortoises, the numbers have bounced back in the THOUSANDS.
Through genetic testing, researchers figure that Diego has father about 40% of the tortoises on the island.
A living legend. An idol.
We salute you Diego, the sex god, for saving the species.