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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lonesome George

Yesterday, another species became extinct with the passing of Lonesome George. Lonesome George was  the last Pinta Island Tortoise .  He was 100 years old. In spite of efforts to take good care of him and to breed him with females very close to him genetically, the breed could not be saved so he became the last of his kind.

Lonesome George
Photo: National Geographic

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