Special Issue on Earth's Disappearing Animals (10 of 13) (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Aldabra giant tortoises (Aldabrachelys gigantean) were introduced to Round Island, Mauritius, as ecological replacements for the extinct Mauritian giant tortoises (Cylindraspis species), preferentially consume the fast-growing exotic flora. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the 25 July, 2014, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Philip J. Seddon at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and colleagues was titled, 'Reversing defaunation: Restoring species in a changing world.' Credit Christine Griffiths Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the image when publishing. This image may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.