Lonesome George (A Musical Memorial)

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For years, Neatorama followed the story of Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island tortoise in the world. George died in 2012 at the age of 100-and-something, after quite a few unsuccessful attempts to breed him with other subspecies of Galapagos tortoises. He was recently stuffed. Here's a little song about Lonesome George from NPR's Skunk Bear. It seems to be a fitting tribute. I’d like to think that Lonesome George is cavorting with lovely female Pinta Island tortoises on that big island in the sky. -via Metafilter


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Radiolab had a segment recently about Pinta Island tortoises and it had been discovered that on another island the Pinta island genetic markers existed within that island's tortoises. It is possible to bring back the Pinta Island tortoise by selectively breeding each generation for an increase of the Pinta Island genome.
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This 'closed captioning' is just awful. What OR who is doing this captioning? Because what or whomever is doing it needs to get another job!
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