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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

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A tortoise single-handedly saved his entire species at the brink of extinction by having an avid sex life

Diego, one of only two giant males from the Galapagos Islands, was a part of a breeding program through the San Diego Zoo where 15 tortoises worked to boost the island’s population.

None played a bigger role than Diego in the program. The Galapagos National Parks service discovered the 100-year-old tortoise fathers about 40% of the new population, which consists of over 2,000 tortoises. 

Diego may be deemed a womanizer or playboy tortoise, but he is also a savior to a near extinct species.

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Athens Weather

Today is mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain. The high is 61 degrees and the low is 35 degrees, so make sure to pack some layers. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

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