Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Island Tortoises, died on Sunday. He left no survivors that are known.

His death marks the extinction of Chelonidis nigra abingdoni.


  1. #1 Philosopher
    June 25, 2012

    Well this sucks.

  2. #2 R.W. Thomas
    June 25, 2012

    Bye, George. 🙁

  3. #3 BlueIndependent
    June 26, 2012

    A lot of people on the news sites are asking “Why not clone him from his DNA?” I’m sure it’s just a tad bit more complicated than that, though it is an interesting question, if they can save his DNA for producing other Pinta Island tortoises later.

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