RIP, Lonesome George

He was an unusual looking creature, wasn’t he? Odds are you’ve never seen another one like him, because he was the last of his kind. George was the only remaining Pinta Island tortoise, and he was estimated to be over 100 years old. Lonesome George was discovered on Pinta Island in 1972 at a time when tortoises of his type were already believed to be extinct. Experts tried to mate George, but to no avail.

In honor of Lonesome George, the  Galapagos National Park Service said it was assembling a workshop in July on management strategies for rehabilitating tortoise populations over the next decade.

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