Gallery: RIP ‘Lonesome George': World’s Last Pinta Giant Tortoise Dies

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We’re sad to report that ‘Lonesome George’, the world’s last Pinta giant tortoise died last night at the young age of 100 in the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador. He was found dead in his enclosure by his long-time keeper Fausto Llerena. As the last surving member of the sub-species ‘Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni’, George was famous for being the world’s rarest creature.

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  1. XOOXOXOXOXOXOOOXOXOXOOX... June 18, 2013 at 9:42 am

    NOOOOOOOOO NOT LONELY GEORGE!!!!!! I <3 HIM RIP XOXOXOXOXOOOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXO

  2. GreatEmerald June 28, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Last night? I thought it was already a week ago…

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