Lonesome George

Considered the last of the Chelonoidis abingdonii giant tortoises (also known as the “Pinta giant tortoise”), which has gained him some popularity and media recognition.

We have mentions about him in fivenotes. The first is the No Man’s Valley animation from 1981, where George is one of the characters.

The second case is the Galapagos 3D nature series aired in 2013 – probably the last work where you can watch George, as he passed away on June 24, 2012, two weeks after the filming of scenes with David Attenborough (who hosts the series) visiting him.

The last three are in the books, this turtle is mentioned in What Do Animals Think And Feel?, in Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World and in Galapagos: Preserving Darwin’s legacy.

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