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. 

We haven’t posted the whole news article.. but here its.. note the BOLD ending. also? LOOK AT THAT FACE

 Lonesome George has died, leaving the world one species poorer.

In honor of Lonesome George, the park service said it was convening an international workshop in July on management strategies for restoring tortoise populations over the next decade.

The Galapagos Islands, situated about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) off Ecuador’s coast, is considered a haven for tortoises.

yoona89:

Lonesome George (SpanishSolitario Jorge) is a tortoise, the last known individual of the Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni).

He has been labeled the rarest creature in the world.

My gawd, i luv tortoise. But this one T_T 

Please find successful sub species for it to mate, that ’ last known individual ’ got me O.O

Hang in there bud~