Lonesome George The Giant Tortoise Has Died

Lonesome George, the last known Pinta giant tortoise, died yesterday of unknown causes at 100-years-old. He will be missed.

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George being carried away yesterday

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The dead body of giant Galapagos tortoise "Lonesome George" is moved on a stretcher from his corral in the island of Puerto Ayora, the Galapagos Islands June 24, 2012. Lonesome George, the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, died on June 24, 2012 of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said. He was thought to be about 100 years old.