Lonesome George To Become A Father..Hopefully

Posted By Ben Goulding, 23 July, 2009 | permalink

Lonesome George, officially the rarest living creature on the planet, may be about to become a father for the first time at the grand old age of 94.

Lonesome George

George is the sole remaining example of the Galápagos Pinta Tortoise and despite the company of two female Espanola Tortoise, he has failed to reproduce. However, scientists in the Galapagos Islands have noticed five Espanola eggs and it is hoped that three with hatch.

Let’s not get our hopes up too much though, as last year over a dozen eggs were laid but all sadly turned out the be infertile.

We’ll keep you up to date on this story. Let’s hope it all turns out well for George.


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