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Last Tortoise of Its Kind Dies on Galapagos Island
June 26,2012
Lonesome George, the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, died on June 24 of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said. He was thought to be about 100 years old. George was featured on the cover of Galapagos , Photo Safari Companion.

George was believed to be around 100 years old and the last member of a species of giant tortoise from La Pinta, one of the smallest islands in the Galapagos, the Galapagos National Park said.

Read Reuters story on his death here.
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