Monday, June 25, 2012

Lonesome George Giant Tortoise Dead

A sub-species in the world is dead. This time the giant tortoises in the Galapagos National Park, Ecuador. Lonesome George Giant Tortoise picture;
Lonesome George Turtle

Lonesome George. When subspecies nigra Abingdon Chelonoidis name. Scientists believe that the men of the island of Pinta tortoise 100 years. Although the estimated age of 100 years, scientists call Lonesome George Tortoise is still relatively young. Therefore, this type of turtles live over 200 years.
Lonesome George Tortoise

According to park officials, was found dead in his cage by a manager who has care of him for 40 years, Fausto Llerena. Hull soon to discover the cause of his death. George is likely to be preserved embalmed body. So that future generations will still recognize this subspecies.

BBC site called left no descendants. It is also known as any creature that is alive. So Lonesome George is known as the rare creatures on earth.

Lonesome George, a breeding program in the Galapagos National Park. However, for decades, experts have been able to conceive of these subspecies.

Lonesome George was familiar with a similar female tortoises of the Galapagos archipelago. But do not get pregnant.

Lonesome George was also living with volcanic Wolf female tortoises for 15 years. Is consistent with this partner. Unfortunately, the resulting eggs are not fertile.

Efforts to make the offspring do not end there. Lonesome George was also living in a cage with a female tortoise on the island of Espanola. This type of turtle is closer to a kind of coming from Monte Lupo. However, these efforts were successful. They have failed to mate.

Lonesome George was the first time in Hungarian scientists on the Galapagos Islands in 1972. Environmental experts believe that this subspecies has disappeared.

Meanwhile, Lonesome George the Galapagos Islands became the mascot. Less than a year ago, about 180,000 tourists visit this place. Galapagos National Park officials said the death of George, became extinct subspecies of the Pinta Tortoise.

In fact, the turtles on the Galapagos Islands are very rich to the end of the 19th century. However, human activity has ended. These turtles are hunted for their meat eaten by sailors and fishermen. Extinction was inevitable.

The appearance of the Galapagos tortoise is known to differ from the other species on the continent. Differences in the characteristics that helped British naturalist theory of Charles Darwin's evolutionary. Currently, about 20,000 giant tortoises of another subspecies still living in the Galapagos.

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