"She is old but she's alive!" Tapia wrote online, adding:
“The conservation of Galapagos giant tortoises has been my world for 29 years, and I have been involved in many exciting events, including the discovery of a new species of tortoise. But this time, the emotion I feel is indescribable."
After eluding discovery for more than a century, the tortoise discovered on Fernandina Island was understandably shy. Hopefully, though, she's not alone.