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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  • Pinta Island (Galapagos) Tortoise Now Extinct with Death of ‘Lonesome George’
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  • Lonesome George, Last of His Kind, Dies in Galápagos
    Perhaps best known for his apparent aversion to female tortoises—hence his nickname—George was the last known individual of his subspecies, Geochelone abingdoni, also called the Pinta Island tortoise ... Lonesome George's story is "an opportunity ...
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