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Lonesome George was not the last of his kind

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

When Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, died in June in the Galapagos, the world mourned the demise of a species - but a new report says the reptile was not so lonely after all.

There are at least 17 tortoises on the Galapagos Islands that have similar genetic traits to George, including some that may be from his same genus, the Galapagos National Park said in a statement - meaning that George's death "does not represent the end of the Chelonoidis abingdonii species of Pinta Island giant tortoises".

http://www.telegraph...f-his-kind.html

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

Great.

Now what about the Tasmanian Tiger? Those are still alive too, aren't they?


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

Did they asked him??


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

I'm pretty sure George was lonely.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I certainly hope not.
I've always wanted to ride one of them into battle. :-P


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

View PostKing Fluffs, on 23 November 2012 - 06:55 PM, said:

I certainly hope not.
I've always wanted to ride one of them into battle. :-P

...very slowly.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

Love the big guys, hope he wasn't the last one.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:30 AM

View PostMnemonix, on 22 November 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

Great.

Now what about the Tasmanian Tiger? Those are still alive too, aren't they?

I wish haha. The footage of them seems to show they were a playful sort of animal.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

what a beautiful animal, these tortises. Tortii. What is the plural?


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

View PostHilander, on 24 November 2012 - 12:08 AM, said:

Love the big guys, hope he wasn't the last one.

That's what the thread is about, lol.

Anyway, he may not have been the last of his kind, but like Timonthy said, he must have felt lonely.

Imagine: you live out your years on a speck in the ocean, thinking there is no one else of your kind left,  not knowing on some other islands your kind is 'having a ball'.





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