Lonesome George, the only known Pinta Island tortoise in existence, passed away on June 24 at the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists have tried to find George the perfect mate since he was discovered in 1971 in order to preserve his genes in living animals. But since there were no females in his subspecies — Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii — the scientific community tasted several instances of almost-victories that ultimately led to defeat.George was…Read more at Tecca ›

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  • Last of His Kind: The Pinta Island Tortoise Drops Out of Life and Goes Up on View at the Museum of Natural History
    Sex—or a severe lack thereof—was the downfall of Lonesome George, the last member of the now extinct Pinta Island subspecies of Galápagos ... the piece will be cast in fiberglass and Lonesome George’s leathery skin will be stretched over a foam ...
    06/19/2014 - 11:21 am | View Link
  • RIP ‘Lonesome George’: World’s Last Pinta Giant Tortoise Dies
    Hungarian scientists were surprised to find George in 1971, having believed his species to be extinct. When humans arrived on the Island the ... of his sub-species, George’s body will be embalmed for future generations. R.I.P. Lonesome George.
    06/26/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • What the Death of Lonesome George, the World's Last Pinta Island Tortoise, Reminds Us About Conservation
    He may have been earth’s rarest creature, but Lonesome George’s fate has been a common one ... they were overjoyed—they had thought his group extinct. They tried for decades to entice him to mate with female tortoises from neighboring islands ...
    06/25/2012 - 6:22 pm | View Link
  • Lonesome George, the last La Pinta giant tortoise, dies
    Lonesome George, the last La Pinta giant tortoise ... on the island, leaving him as the last remaining member of his subspecies. Galapagos National Park officials said that with George’s death, the Pinta tortoise subspecies has become extinct and that ...
    06/25/2012 - 7:16 am | View Link
  • Pinta Island tortoise Lonesome George dies aged approximately 100
    Lonesome George's longtime caretaker ... watering hole" on Santa Cruz Island, the statement said. Lonesome George was discovered on Pinta Island in 1972 at a time when tortoises of his type were already believed to be extinct. Since then, the animal ...
    06/25/2012 - 4:28 am | View Link
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    The Galápagos tortoise complex or Galápagos giant tortoise complex (Chelonoidis nigra and related species) are the largest living species of tortoise.Modern Galápagos tortoises can weigh up to 417 kg (919 lb).
    04/24/2018 - 8:40 pm | View Website
  • Pinta Island tortoise
    The Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdonii), also known as the Pinta giant tortoise, Abingdon Island tortoise, or Abingdon Island giant tortoise, is a species of Galápagos tortoise native to Ecuador's Pinta Island that is most likely extinct.
    04/21/2018 - 9:59 am | View Website
  • Extinct animals science wants to bring back
    In 2012, the last Pinta Island Galapagos tortoise, the famous Lonesome George, died at 100 years young. Since George was so beloved, it makes sense people would want to bring him, or a reasonable facsimile of him, back as soon as possible.
    01/20/2017 - 12:38 pm | View Website
  • Pet Turtle Disease Could Spread to Humans
    Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise and celebrated symbol of conservation efforts has died. George passed away in the Galapagos Islands with no known offspring after several attempts at breeding George with other similar tortoise species, according to AFP.
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