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Galapagos tortoise ‘Lonesome George’ may have companyDNA analysis revealed 17 hybrid tortoises that can trace ancestry to Lonesome George’s species, the Chelonoidis abingdoni.

Galapagos tortoise ‘Lonesome George’ may have company
DNA analysis revealed 17 hybrid tortoises that can trace ancestry to Lonesome George’s species, the Chelonoidis abingdoni.

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    well young one just because we now have found new lineage, does not mean we can now keep the population going. Since we...
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    I agree, though - the title was definitely misleading. Those species aren’t going to join him… unless, by ‘join him’...
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    lol yes, it literally says so in the first sentence “The death of Galápagos tortoise Lonesome George this summer was...
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    I saw him when I went to the Galapagos, he was very sad :(
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