Sunday, June 24, 2012

Goodbye Lonesome George

You've heard it said before ... Extinction is forever, Endangered means we still have time ... and sadly today this quote has a new meaning to the world.

Lonesome George passed away today. He was the last Galapagos tortoise of his species.

Although many breeding attempts were made, the conservation efforts were unsuccessful. Galapagos National Park rangers estimate that Lonesome George was about 100 years old.

Lonesome George became known as a conservation icon and will always be remembered to me and Dylan as the one we never got to meet. So many other species are critically endangered and need our help. Don't let them be the last one like Lonesome George.

Goodbye Lonesome George.

Photo courtesy of putneymark under the Creative Commons License.

1 comment:

  1. Only 100 years; sad day, I thought they lived upto 500 years.