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Lonesome George the last of his species dies

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Lonesome George, the last La Pinta giant tortoise, dies in the Galapagos Islands

Lonesome George, the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, died on Sunday of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said. He was thought to be about 100 years old.

Lonesome George was found in 1972 and had become a symbol of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, which attracted some 180,000 visitors last year.

http://news.national...me-george-dies/

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RIP Lonesome George!

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Bring on the clones!

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Yep Timonthy, for once I can see the bright side of "cloning". So sad to see a whole species dissappear, and poor "lonesome George", I keep thinking of that song

"All by myself,

Don't wanna be

All by myself anymore :cry:

RIP Old fella.

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Betcha there'll soon be a Country song written about George.

Wife left him, kids were idiots etc.

:yes:

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Thanks for posting. My son got to see him several years ago. :cry:

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Well, there's no reason for Lonesome George to feel so lonely anymore. He's with the rest of his beloved clan now - on that big old giant tortoise island, up in the sky. :innocent: May your soul rest in peace George.

Rest in peace. :cry:

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how sad

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RIP George...

I have a client who always goes on about George (I think she might have met him once). God she is boring, our next encounter will now be boring with the added bonus of her being emotional, unless she does not know this yet...

Shall I tell her?

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RIP George...

I have a client who always goes on about George (I think she might have met him once). God she is boring, our next encounter will now be boring with the added bonus of her being emotional, unless she does not know this yet...

Shall I tell her?

Lol! Might be less boring if you do...

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That's sad.

Humans fault as well.

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Aw man I remember doing a project about this big guy in elementary school. RIP George.

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i like Turtles!

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i like Turtles!

Lol! In tribute: [media=]

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Poor little fellah.

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NNOOOOOO

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Wonder how the turtle soup will turn out???

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Couldn't they take some DNA from him and try to clone a turtle? Or is there not enough money in it to make it worth while?

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Posted (edited)

Guys this is a tortoise... lol ( I don't want to come across as a correcting d***)

Edited by Coffey
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Death isn't funny especially cause now the species is extinct

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Am wondering just how slow the funeral cortege will travel at.

Could take weeks.

(lol)

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i hate stories like this. makes me sad :(

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Another species gone :( Poor old George.

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RIP George the tortoise.

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Posted (edited)

RIP George, anytime we lose a species its a tragedy. :(

Edited by kitone1

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