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Lonesome George To Be Stuffed For Display

Lonesome George, the 100-year old tortoise famous for being the last of his kind, is set to be stuffed and put on display at the research station where he spent the last forty years before his death. George was a giant Galapagos tortoise–five feet long and 200 pounds–and was the last of his kind. When he died last year–at a …

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Lonesome George Dies: Pinta Island’s Last Giant Tortoise Passes Away

Lonesome George, the world’s last Pinta Island giant tortoise, has passed away. According to AFP, George’s caretaker, Fausto Llerena, found the creature’s body stretched out near its watering hole. As of this writing, the cause of death is unknown; scientists intend to keep his body in cold storage until his remains can be properly studied. The Galapagos National Park in …

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