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Eldorado

Lonesome George relative found at Galapagos

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Eldorado

"A scientific expedition to the Galapagos Islands has discovered a tortoise with a "strong" genetic link to a presumed-extinct subspecies made famous by the popular Lonesome George, national park officials said Friday.

"George, the last known member of the Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii Pinta tortoise species, died in 2012 in captivity aged over 100 after refusing to provide any offspring."

Full report at Phys Org: https://phys.org/news/2020-02-relative-extinct-tortoise-galapagos.html

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Nnicolette

"Could it be that lonesome George wasn't actually so lonesome " ... Well I am sure he was indeed lonesome after being taken to captivity and dying that way... 

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