Lonesome George will be at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

Since September 18, the stuffed body of the turtle known as Lonesome George, from the Galapagos Islands, will be exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Lonesome George was the last of his kind and died in 2012. The museum was in charge of embalming the...
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“Lonesome George” returns to Galapagos embalmed

Ecuador will recover one of the symbols of animal conservation in Galapagos, after the body of the beloved “Lonesome George” returns to the island in March 2014, after being embalmed in the United States. Washington Tapia, head of Applied Research of the Galapagos...
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‘George’ sperm preserved in Galapagos

The reproduction plans to preserve the specie of Lonesome George, a tortoise that is already a legend in Ecuador and the world of the tortoise species abingdoni, continue, therefore, the testicles of the turtle were not sent to the United States to be subjected to the taxidermy...
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The ‘Lonesome George’ remains will be dissected

Yesterday were transferred to the United States the remains of the ‘Lonesome George’, the giant turtle, emblem of the Ecuadorian Galapagos Islands, to be dissected, as reported by official sources. The  Management of the Galapagos National Park (DPNG), said that the...

Ministry Begins Process to Declare Lonesome George a Cultural Heritage

The Heritage Department Coordinator gave special recognition to Lonesome George. During the formal session for the 53 years of creation of the Galapagos National Park, Deputy Juan Carlos Coellar issued a resolution that rescues the symbolic, natural, cultural and scientific value...
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Lonesome George Passed Away, The Last of his Species

Last Sunday died at age 120 years, Lonesome George, the last tortoise of the “Chelonoidis Abringdoni” species. The giant tortoise native to the Galapagos Islands, died childless after unsuccessful attempts to find a female of its species for reproduction and...