Friday, January 16, 2015

The World's Most Famous Tortoise Is Stuffed...

No it doesn't mean that The Flying Tortoise
has had it's day and has gone to the great Bedford burial grounds in the sky.
It means that Lonesome George, the amazing hundred year old plus tortoise and the last of his Pinto Island species who died in June 2012 from natural causes, has now been 'stuffed' or if you prefer, preserved.
After being on show in New York's Natural History Museum George has now been flown to Quito in Ecuador where he will be on display.
There's a wonderful story of George's life, his girlfriend and his final journey here and here.
And by the way. Tortoises are Turtles that live exclusively on land...


3 comments:

  1. Very easy to challenge in a foot race too. I think I'll take a nap.

    Val

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    1. Well remember what happened to the hare Val...

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