Independent - Several animals have gone extinct in the last decade – including the Baiji dolphin, the Spix’s macaw, the Liverpool Pigeon and the West African black rhino. One animal which has been pulled back from extinction however, is a species of Galapagos giant tortoise - thanks to the sexual exploits of just one male.
Diego is over 100 years old and has fathered some 800 offspring. Diego weighs almost 13 stones, is just shy of a metre long and 1.5 metres tall.
He was initially found at the San Diego zoo, and his species - Chelonoidis hoodensis - was founded then. Fifty years ago there were only two males and 12 females on the island and they were so spread out they couldn’t be bred successfully. He was taken to the Galapagos Islands soon after his discovery, and he now shares his enclosure with six other females.
Diego you dog!!!! Now there are plenty of humans that have had plenty of sex. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mick Jagger, Justin Bieber, Chase Utley, etc. etc. etc. However, none of these guys have fucked so much that they saved the ENTIRE human species from the brink of extinction. When Diego was discovered, there were a mere fourteen members of his species. Now, there are over 800. Diego made the tortoise population 57 times as large as it was before he started slinging tortoise dick left and right. That's some legendary shit right there.
Can you imagine being able to say that you fathered almost 40% of the members of your species? For perspective, that's like fathering 2.8 BILLION of the 7 billion people living in our world right now. I'm one of seven kids, and people are always mindfucked when I tell them that. "SEVEN kids?! What's the age difference? How many boys and how many girls? Where do you fall in the order?" Well Diego's kids can be like "Yeah, I'm one of 320. I'm number 115, the one in the middle is the green kangaroo, LOL."
Good job out there, Diego the tortoise. Keep on fighting the good fight.