25 Jun '12, 2pm

Lonesome George, the last Pinta tortoise, dies at age 100

Lonesome George, the last Pinta tortoise, dies at age 100

Lonesome George wants you to get off his lawn. (Photo by A. Davey .) Lonesome George, the last of the tortoise subspecies Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni from Pinta island in the Galapagos, has died at age 100 . Previously known as the world’s rarest tortoise, old George is survived by his girlfriends Becki and Becki (I assume) of subspecies C. nigra becki – conservationists tried breeding George with similar tortoises in hopes of perpetuating the Pinta genes, but even when mating was successful, the eggs all failed to hatch. Still, if you have to go, this isn’t a bad way to do it: famous, old, and surrounded by exotic women. Actually, George wasn’t even that old as giant tortoises go — he was at best middle-aged, since Galapagos tortoises can live up to 200 years. But he’s seen a lot, from the feral goats that decimated Pinta Island’s vegetation and killed off his kin, to the...

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