tortsandturts:

chalkandwater:

Lonesome George (c. 1912 – June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.

From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood.

Always worth a reblog.

Agreed. Always reblog. 

Lonesome George. Legend. 

tortsandturts:

chalkandwater:

Lonesome George (c. 1912 – June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.

From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood.

Always worth a reblog.

Agreed. Always reblog. 

Lonesome George. Legend. 

tortsandturts:

chalkandwater:

Lonesome George (c. 1912 – June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.

From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood.

Always worth a reblog.

Agreed. Always reblog. 

Lonesome George. Legend. 

tortsandturts:

chalkandwater:

Lonesome George (c. 1912 – June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.

From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood.

Always worth a reblog.

Agreed. Always reblog. 

Lonesome George. Legend. 

tortsandturts:

chalkandwater:

Lonesome George (c. 1912 – June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.

From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood.

Always worth a reblog.

Agreed. Always reblog. 

Lonesome George. Legend. 

Galapagos tortoise hatchlings now with more YAWNING!!! how can you resist?!

Check out this fascinating article and Video by National Geographic’s David Braun as he continues his trip through the galapagos islands focusing on these AWESOME giants and attempts to save their species.  Really interesting video included about creating a critter cam so researchers can better understand tortoise daily life. Get a view from a Galapagos Tortoise’s perspective!  Click the pics or here to read more and see the video! 

Galapagos tortoise hatchlings now with more YAWNING!!! how can you resist?!

Check out this fascinating article and Video by National Geographic’s David Braun as he continues his trip through the galapagos islands focusing on these AWESOME giants and attempts to save their species.  Really interesting video included about creating a critter cam so researchers can better understand tortoise daily life. Get a view from a Galapagos Tortoise’s perspective!  Click the pics or here to read more and see the video!