One again subspecies on the face of this earth exterminated. This time it was a giant turtle in the Galapagos National Park, Ecuador.
Lonesome George, Once subspecies Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni is named. Scientists estimate the male tortoise from Pinta Island is 100 years old. Although the estimated age of 100 years, scientists call Lonesome George still relatively young. Therefore, this kind of turtle can live over 200 years old.
According to park officials, the animal was found dead in his cage by a handler who cared for him for 40 years, Fausto Llerena. Carcass immediately performed surgery to uncover the cause of his death. George is likely to be embalmed body preserved. So that future generations still recognize this subspecies.
There is also no such creature known to be alive. Thus, Lonesome George is known as the rarest creatures on earth.
Lonesome George became part of the Galapagos National Park breeding programs. However, for decades, experts have failed to conceive of this subspecies.
Lonesome George has been previously paired with a similar female tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. But failed to obtain offspring.
Lonesome George also had a life together with the female tortoises from Wolf volcano for 15 years. He fits with this partner. But unfortunately, the resulting eggs are not fertile.
Efforts to obtain offspring did not stop there. Lonesome George was also living a cage with a female tortoise from the island of Espanola. This type of turtle is closer than the kind that comes from Mount Wolf. However, these efforts remained unsuccessful. They failed to mate.