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’
    munching through the remaining tortoises’ habitats. With George’s passing, the islands today house just ten tortoise subspecies, most of which are very rare. In fact, George’s subspecies was thought extinct until he was found on Pinta Island in 1971.
    07/6/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Pinta Island tortoises go extinct with Lonesome George’s passing
    Scientists tried and failed to preserve his genes in living animals; now the subspecies is gone forever Lonesome George, the only known Pinta Island tortoise ... the lands until the tortoises lost their natural habitats. George's death means only the ...
    06/26/2012 - 10:05 pm | View Link
  • Pinta Island tortoise Lonesome George dies aged approximately 100
    Lonesome ... George's longtime caretaker, Fausto Llerena, found the tortoise's remains stretched out in the "direction of his watering hole" on Santa Cruz Island, the statement said. Lonesome George was discovered on Pinta Island in 1972 at a time when ...
    06/25/2012 - 4:00 pm | 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 - 10:39 am | View Link
  • Lonesome George Dies: Pinta Island’s Last Giant Tortoise Passes Away
    The giant tortoise was discovered on Pinta Island in 1972. At the time, scientists believed that these creatures were already extinct ... scheduled trysts with other tortoises yielded no results. “Lonesome George’s legacy will be an increased effort ...
    06/24/2012 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • Lonesome George | Galapagos Conservancy
    Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island Tortoise in the world, is an icon for Galapagos. (Photo by Alizon Llerena)
    08/30/2015 - 8:43 pm | View Website
  • Pinta Island tortoise
    The Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii), also known as the Pinta giant tortoise, Abingdon Island tortoise, or Abingdon Island giant tortoise, was a ...
    08/30/2015 - 7:21 am | View Website
  • Pinta Island tortoise | 8 species on life support | MNN ...
    Pinta Island tortoise. Tragic news came in 2012 when Lonesome George, the last known surviving Pinta Island tortoise, met his end. George had become a symbol of the ...
    08/30/2015 - 4:36 am | View Website
  • Lonesome George
    Lonesome George was the last known Pinta Island tortoise. © Allison Llerena/Charles Darwin Foundation
    08/30/2015 - 2:42 am | View Website
  • Lonesome George
    This article is about Pinta Island tortoise endling. For the comedian, see George Gobel. For the musician, see George Thorogood.
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