The Last of His Kind

Trip Start May 20, 2010
Trip End Sep 05, 2011

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Lirio del Mar

Flag of Ecuador  , Galapagos Islands,
Saturday, April 9, 2011


Day : 326
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Weather : Sunny with Rainy Showers

A very short blog today. We went to the Charles Darwin Centre to visit Solitary George and the giant tortoises. After yet another start at 5.30am for the sunrise we once again wandered to the fish market before heading to see the reptiles. Solitary George, or Lonesome George is so called because he is the last of kind in the world. Fishermen tradgically hunted the Pinta Island Tortoise to what they thought was extinction, until Lonesome George was found in 1972.  The 100 year old tortoise was brought to Santa Cruz island and to the Charles Darwin station where he lives today. He is the rarest animal on earth, and is a symbol of the catastrophic impact that human beings are having on the planet.

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Eileen on

PLEASE bring me a tortoise back !!! i want one !

Holly on

Hi Travellers
Charlie's class have been learning about Charles Darwin
and George this term so will give his teachers your blog so
after Easter. Brilliant photos x

Holly on

P.s. Sorry for typos. Still having to use mobiles
for internet access!

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