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Galapagos Tortoise 'Lonesome George' May Have Company

Animals  (tags: animals, environment, extinction, GoodNews )

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The death of Galápagos tortoise Lonesome George this summer was thought to mark the extinction of a subspecies, but a new study hints that the reptile may not have been the last of his kind after all.

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Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 11:40 am
Noted. Good news. Thanks so much, Jae.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:54 pm
great news,noted--ty

Kit B (276)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 3:37 pm

Maybe they just hide from people? Who could blame them, we have not been a friend to the tortoise.

Mary T (178)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 3:53 pm
Good news, Thanks Jae

Alice C (1797)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 4:09 pm
Thanks for the good news : )

Darlene W (303)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 4:10 pm
Thank you again Jae--great articles. Peace to all.

Judy C (97)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:03 pm
These ancient creatures are so fascinating. Thanks, Jae.

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 5:09 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 7:19 am
"C. abingdoni tortoises may still be roaming a remote part of the island." What more can we ask for? I hope the species survives.

Sheila S (50)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 7:46 am
Hope attempts to reintroduce this species are successful!

Jim P (3257)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 8:55 am
I didn't realize that these tortoises are massive, reaching nearly 900 pounds (408 kilograms) and almost 6 feet (1.8 meters) in length! Awesome!

Hope that the research team do well on their next and upcoming expedition to assist in finding more of
Lonesome George lineage.

Ty, Jae.

Shadow Manypaths (16)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 9:07 am
oh, let's indeed pray it is so...and on some levels i hope they are never found. there is still a persistent runmor among bird peopple that somewhere deep in the Everglades a tiny colony of Carolina Parakeets survives - and if they do, the best thing that could ever happen to them is not to be discovered.

Azaima A (207)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 9:19 am
Glad to hear.

paula eaton (30)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 9:47 am
Keep humans away from them.

Chris C (152)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 11:08 am
I remember feeling such sadness at the death of Lonesome George. This is such good news!

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:47 pm

Angela B (66)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 9:22 am
Great news...noted!!

wayne hall (3)
Friday November 23, 2012, 7:27 am
I heard this news today on my car radio great hey, and thanks Jae A for letting me know of it, and a wow for Science.

Carol H (229)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:09 pm
noted, thanks Jae
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