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Lonesome George at the Charles Darwin Research Station, photograph taken in December 2006

Lonesome George (c. 1910  – June 24, 2012) was a male Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii) and the last known individual of the subspecies.[1][2][3][4] In his last years, he was known as the rarest creature in the world. George served as a potent symbol for conservation efforts in the Galápagos Islands and throughout the world.[5]

References

  1. Gardner, Simon (6 February 2001). "Lonesome George faces own Galapagos tortoise curse". Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. http://web.archive.org/web/20110524220107/http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/9708/newsDate/06-Feb-2001/story.htm. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  2. Proceso de Relaciones Públicas de la Dirección del Parque Nacional Galápagos (24 June 2012). "El mundo pierde al solitario George". http://www.galapagospark.org/boletin.php?noticia=628. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  3. "Lonesome George, last-of-his-kind Galapagos tortoise, dies". The Times Of India. 25 June 2012. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/14387262.cms.
  4. Raferty, Isolde. "Lonesome George, last-of-its-kind Galapagos tortoise, dies". MSNBC. http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/24/12386484-lonesome-george-last-of-its-kind-galapagos-tortoise-dies. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  5. Nicholls, Henry (2006). Lonesome George: The Life and Loves of a Conservation Icon. London: Macmillan Science. ISBN 1-4039-4576-4 .[page needed]

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