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Ready for my Closeup–It’s Galápagos Tortoise-Cam

A warning to all you cute little pandas posing for webcams at zoos and other enclosures around the world: there are some tortoises in Galápagos ready to share the spotlight. Move over!
The tortoises are strutting their stuff in front of Internet cameras set up at the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center on Santa Cruz island, thanks to the Galápagos Conservancy. (TO READ MORE, CLICK ON THE HEADLINE ABOVE.)
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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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