Lonesome George preserved
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Lonesome George: Giant Galapagos tortoise preserved in US

Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History in New York have been working with taxidermy experts to preserve Lonesome George, the last Pinta giant tortoise who died in 2012 in the Galapagos Islands.

''George'' was the last documented member of Chelonoidis abingdoni, and became a symbol of endangered species everywhere.

It was thought he was more than 100 years old when he died.

Video clip is courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History in New York

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