Last of His Kind: The Pinta Island Tortoise Drops Out of Life and Goes Up on View at the Museum of Natural History

“The immortal ‘Lonesome George’ will be remembered as the last of his sub-species of Galapagos tortoise.” ~Andrew Wyatt

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2 thoughts on “Last of His Kind: The Pinta Island Tortoise Drops Out of Life and Goes Up on View at the Museum of Natural History

  1. Andrew:

    I got to do a health assessment of Lonesome George in the early 1990s when we helped return a young tortoise to Isabella which was sent to us for amputation of a traumatized limb. A very memorable trip.

    Heading today to the AMNH SWRS in Portal, AZ to teach a 5-day course on Conservation Medicine and Diseases of Herpetofauna. Always a fun time.

    Elliott

  2. George was an icon for me. He was one of the main reasons I got interested in biology as a youth and ultimately chose to pursue it as a lifetime career. I miss him already.

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