Monday, June 25, 2012
SOMETIMES ONE KNOWS EXACTLY WHEN AN ANIMAL BECOMES EXTINCT: Lonesome George is dead
He had become an unofficial ambassador for the Galapagos Islands and a symbol among environmentalists of disappearing species, but now he shall be known simply as the late Lonesome George.
The giant tortoise, believed to have been the last of the Pinta island subspecies, died on Sunday at an estimated 100 years of age.
The Jurassic-looking creature had become a symbol of the islands scattered off the coast of Ecuador and notorious for his inability to produce any offspring.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2164299/Lonesome-George-dead-The-giant-tortoise-symbol-Galapagos-Islands-died-aged-100.html#ixzz1ynrnh1Mr
Posted by Jon Downes at 12:22 PM