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This week the world lost Lonesome George, last of the Pinta Island giant tortoises. Guests from our Galapagos Islands cruises shared their thoughts as we created a tribute to this legendary creature.

This week the world lost Lonesome George, last of the Pinta Island giant tortoises. Guests from our Galapagos Islands cruises shared their thoughts as we created a tribute to this legendary creature.

Galapagos Tortoise   - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Galapagos Tortoise - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Pinta Island tortoise       In June 2012, the last surviving member of the Pinta Island tortoise community, famously known as Lonesome George, died. However, recent genetic evidence found by researchers around Eucador’s Galápagos Islands have raised hope that at least one specimen of the species could be still alive and breeding.

Pinta Island tortoise In June 2012, the last surviving member of the Pinta Island tortoise community, famously known as Lonesome George, died. However, recent genetic evidence found by researchers around Eucador’s Galápagos Islands have raised hope that at least one specimen of the species could be still alive and breeding.

Lonesome George (Galapagos Tortoise) - the sole surviving member of his species who were hunted to near extinction -  has died today (June 25th, 2012). He was estimated to be around 100 years old. How profoundly sad to witness the extinction of one of the species with whom we share this planet. <3

Lonesome George (Galapagos Tortoise) - the sole surviving member of his species who were hunted to near extinction - has died today (June 25th, 2012). He was estimated to be around 100 years old. How profoundly sad to witness the extinction of one of the species with whom we share this planet. <3

Believed to be the last Pinta giant tortoise on the planet, Lonesome George died at the age of 100 in 2012, the world mourned.

Believed to be the last Pinta giant tortoise on the planet, Lonesome George died at the age of 100 in 2012, the world mourned.

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