25 Jun '12, 4am

R.I.P. Lonesome George, the Last Tortoise of His Kind

R.I.P. Lonesome George, the Last Tortoise of His Kind

Lonesome George, the world's last remaining Pinta Island tortoise , has died at age 100 -- marking the end of a species millennia in the making, and inching that 'loneliest' mantle one notch closer to us. Indeed, for thousands of years the more than a dozen islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago , including Pinta, served as nursing grounds for some of the rarest and most distinctive species on the planet, the likes of which ultimately inspired groundbreaking theories of natural selection. But sadly, this gem of biodiversity would eventually play host to another realization -- that human influence can so easily break this fragile process. Not long after scientific expedition first began to flock to the Galapagos to study its untarnished ecosystems, life on the islands would never be the same. On the island of Pinta, goats introduced by settlers devoured so much vege...

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