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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