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GALAPAGOS FINCHES AND TASTY TURTLES: CHARLES DARWIN
Chelonia. Schildkröten by Ernst Haeckel, 1904Care for some tarantula with that walrus? No? how about some Woolly mammoth?While eating study specimens is not de rigueur today, it was once common practice for researchers in the 1700-1880s. The English naturalist, Charles Darwin belonged to an elite men's club dedicated to tasting exotic meats. In his first book, Darwin wrote almost three times as