Lonsam George who was the last one "Pinta Giant tortoise" died at the Galapagos Islands


One of the Galapagos tortoise, the last survivor of "Pinta Giant Tortoise" inhabiting the Pinta island of the Galapagos Islands "Lonesome George"Was found dead on 24th June. It is unknown when it was born, but it is said to be estimated to be about 100 years old.

Giant tortoise "Lonsam George" Death NHK News

Galapagos live in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuadoria There are many subspecies such as the shape of the shell on the back for each island, among which living in Pinta islandPinota tortoiseIt was thought that it was extinct without seeing the appearance of tortoise since 1911. However, in 1971 a male giant tortoise was found. He is an actor, George Gobel, and he seems to be lonely from other friends "Lonesome George"It was named.


Originally, the name "Galapagos" comes from the fact that the turtle shell is similar to the horse saddle (galápago in Spanish). Longam George has long been popular as a symbolic existence of the Galapagos Islands National Park.

ByMaryEllen and Paul

In 1993 we tried pairing with two female female subspecies, but breeding did not go well since we were lonely alone. George on the right of this picture.


On 24th June, when the keeper realized he did not move as he went to see the state of George, death was confirmed after that. It was estimated to be about 100 years old.


Since the cause of death is unknown in the park, we are going to dissect it, after that it is planned to store frozen for research.

in Creature, Posted by logc_nt