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Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, was unveiled at the Museum this afternoon. He will be on public view for just over 3 months, through January 4, 2015. Museum scientists worked closely with taxidermy experts to preserve Lonesome George as he appeared in life. 
Learn more about Lonesome George. 

A recent Radiolab episode about the Galapagos featured the tale of ‘Lonesome George.’ 
More on the solitary tortoise from NPR:
Bidding Farewell to Lonesome George
'Lonesome George,' the Galapagos Giant Tortoise
-Kate

ENDLINGEndling is a word for an individual animal that is the last of its species or subspecies.
1912 - 2012

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npr:

amnhnyc:

Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, was unveiled at the Museum this afternoon. He will be on public view for just over 3 months, through January 4, 2015. Museum scientists worked closely with taxidermy experts to preserve Lonesome George as he appeared in life. 

Learn more about Lonesome George

A recent Radiolab episode about the Galapagos featured the tale of ‘Lonesome George.’ 

More on the solitary tortoise from NPR:

Bidding Farewell to Lonesome George

'Lonesome George,' the Galapagos Giant Tortoise

-Kate

ENDLING
Endling is a word for an individual animal that is the last of its species or subspecies.

1912 - 2012

:( 

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