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Galapagos Tortoise 'Lonesome George' May Have Company


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

Jae
- 1014 days ago - news.yahoo.com
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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Darla Taylor (46)
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. (185)
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. (304)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 4:10 pm
Thank you again Jae--great articles. Peace to all.
 

Judy C. (99)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:03 pm
These ancient creatures are so fascinating. Thanks, Jae.
 

Diane B. (275)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 2:40 am
noted the good news
 

Danuta Watola (1239)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 5:09 am
Noted
 

Birgitta S. (206)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 6:34 am
Yeas. Good news. Thank You Jae for sharing.

Kit B.said it very well.
 

Gloria picchetti (302)
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.
 

SheilaOFFLINE S. (69)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 7:46 am
Hope attempts to reintroduce this species are successful!
 

Jim Phillips (3200)
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. (216)
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.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:24 am
Good news.
Thank you
 

Chris C. (156)
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
Noted.
 

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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