New hope for Galapagos’ ‘Lonesome George’ – life – 30 April 2007 – New Scientist

New hope for Galapagos’ ‘Lonesome George’ – life – 30 April 2007 – New Scientist

Pinta tortoise Lonesome George may not be as lonely as previously thought. DNA tests have revealed that a tortoise on nearby Isabela Island has Pinta ancestry. Although the tortoise is also a male, the discovery raises the possibility that conservation scientists might be able to find a female with Pinta genes that would make a suitable mate for George.

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