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Tag Archive: Galapagos Islands

Jun 29 2012

Lonesome George has died

The last Galapagos tortoise, Lonesome George, has died at roughly a hundred years old. Scientists aren’t sure why he died and plan an autopsy, but Galapagos tortoises were thought to have a lifespan of about two hundred years. George was a member of the same species of tortoise that prompted Charles Darwin, on visiting the …

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