He was the last of his kind. The chance to take this picture. Missed. Forever.
Species. Pinta Giant Turtoise
Distribution. Galapagos, island of Pinta – Charles Darwin Station on the island of Santa Cruz. Lonesome George died on July 24, 2012 at the age of approximately 100
Size. ♂1,5 m / approx. 90 kg
Food spectrum. Herbivore
Threats. Giant Turtoise were stored as living food for whalers on their ships. Introduction of non-native goats, cats, pigs, rats and dogs to whom the hatchlings fall victim to
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