Tuesday, June 26, 2012

RIP Lonesome George

I Love this photo of him. He looks like an old man.

Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta island giant tortoises and a conservation icon, has died of unknown causes. He was believed to be about 100 years old. He was found in 1972 and become a symbol of the Galápagos Islands. His species helped Charles Darwin formulate his theory of evolution in the 19th century.

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