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A farewell to Lonesome George

Sad news today of the death of Lonesome George, the only known survivor of the Pinta variant of the giant tortoise.
We very much enjoyed Henry Nicolls’ book on Lonesome George, subtitled ‘the life and loves of a conservation icon’ – sadly he is now an ex-conservation icon, but the book is a great story, and is still worth taking look at to find out just why the death of a single animal in a remote location has made it onto the national news.

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