Death of Lonesome George

Today a friend passed along the news to me that 100 + year old Lonesome George has died. He was the last remaining tortoise of his kind in the world, making his home at the Charles Darwin Station in the Galapagos Islands for the past many years.

I feel very lucky to have seen him on my travels to the Galapagos islands in February as there will never be another of his kind! Makes me appreciate once again the experiences in travel that I have had and how truly special each experience is! It also reminds me of how precious nature is and that we have to take care and preserve it!

Related news stories:
Bangkok Post
World News – MSNBC

Charles Darwin Station - Lonesome George
Charles Darwin Station – Lonesome George

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