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Lonesome George, a 100-year-old giant tortoise that once lived on the Galapagos Islands, is going to be preserved by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
At the time of his death, it appeared that Lonesome George was the last member of his species, but new research suggests that his breed of giant tortoises might live on after all.
Sadly, the sudden death of the giant tortoise Lonesome George on the Galapagos Islands this Sunday marks the loss of another subspecies from the face of the Earth.
The Galapagos National Park reported on Thursday that they are providing two new female partners for â€œLonely Georgeâ€, who is believed to be the last living member of the Geochelone abigdoni species.
Park rangers at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park said a tortoise believed to be the last of its subspecies has failed in two attempts at fathering children. The rangers said the 90-year-old tortoise named Lonesome George -- the last known member of the Pinta Island tortoise subspecies -- has shown little interest in mating since it was found in 1971, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Lonesome George, who has become a regional icon for conservation, did mate with two female tortoises of...
A 90-year-old Galapagos island tortoise seemed to defy the intellect of modern conservationists when he mated for the first time in decades, but it appears that he still may not become a father.
A notorious Galapagos tortoise given the nickname â€œLonesome Georgeâ€, because of his decades-long refusal to procreate, shocked his keepers on Monday by mating with one of his two female companions.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.