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Giant tortoise death casts shadow over Galapagos Islands

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posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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Ever since I was a child and reading books from the library, the Galapagos Islands is one place in the world where I have always wanted to go, one day I will. I was always amazed by al the species of animals that are living in that area of the world, especially the giant tortoise.

A shadow has hung over the Galapagos Islands since the death in June of its most famous resident, the giant tortoise Lonesome George, and the islands are worried by the impact of his death on the tourist industry.

Click on the link below and read about Marilyn Cruz, the vet who carried out the autopsy on George..

www.bbc.co.uk...




posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Usually these types of things ebb and flow. A previously strong tourist spot may become stale for any number of reasons. However when the common destinations become overpopulated vacationers will find it again.

They just need to get their name out there in advertising.



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Poor old man, But everything must go or there is no point for it to have existed at all. I really wanted to make a salad for him too.



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 11:31 PM
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Shame on Diego....

Its sad that the Pinta Tortoise is now extinct.
I hate it when we lose an entire species.

They should've just artificially inseminated those female tortoises.



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