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Lonesome George Readied for New York Debut (includes video)

In life, he was known as “the rarest creature in the world”–Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Island tortoises and a Galápagos conservation icon. Now, the caretakers of his remains hope that in death, George will continue to carry his message of conservation to future generations.

His preserved body will go on public display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on September 19. Continue Reading →

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The Late, Great Lonesome George: Any Replacements?

(REVISED AND UPDATED 7/25/2013) What other Galápagos creature has his own line of clothing, his own postage stamp and legions of devoted fans? What made Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Island tortoises, such an icon that his death a year ago was mourned worldwide? Is he irreplaceable?


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