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Ecuador releases 201 tortoises to repopulate the Galapagos

Quito - Ecuador released hundreds of giant tortoises raised in captivity onto an island of the Galapagos. The goal is to restore giant tortoises and to conserve the archipelago's biodiversity.

Post-Mortem of famous tortoise Lonesome George

Guayaquil - The famous Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdoni) known to the international nature community and all environmentalists as "Lonesome George" died on Sunday, under unknown circumstances.

Giant tortoise 'Lonesome George' dies at the age of 100

Galapagos tortoise--Lonesome George died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the age of 100. Believed to be the last of his kind, George reportedly died of unknown causes at his home in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

Extinct giant tortoise believed alive on Galapagos Island

One of the species of giant tortoises found on the Galapagos Islands which was believed to have become extinct around 150 years ago is still alive and well, with around 84 hybrid members living on a volcano on Isabela Island.

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Lonesome George  the last surviving Pinta giant tortoise
Lonesome George, the last surviving Pinta giant tortoise

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