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Lonesome George at the Charles Darwin Research Station, photograph taken in December 2006

Lonesome George (c. 1910  – June 24, 2012) was a male Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii) and the last known individual of the subspecies. In his last years, he was known as the rarest creature in the world. George served as a potent symbol for conservation efforts in the Galápagos Islands and throughout the world.

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