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Lonesome George Dead: Last-Of-His-Kind Galapagos Tortoise Dies At 100

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 25, 2012

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Lonesome George Dead

In this July 21, 2008 file photo released by Galapagos National Park, a giant tortoise named “Lonesome George” is seen in the Galapagos islands, an archipelago off Ecuador’s Pacific coast. (AP Photo/Galapagos National Park, File)

* Giant tortoise, 100 years old, was a symbol of the Galapagos

* Galapagos park may decide to embalm his body

By Alexandra Valencia and Eduardo Garcia

QUITO, June 24 (Reuters) – Lonesome George, the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, died on Sunday of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said. He was thought to be about 100 years old. Read the rest of this entry »

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