Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Creature Of The Month-The Pinta Island Tortoise


The Pinta Island Tortoise has been labeled the rarest creature in the world!! In fact his hard shelled turtle is more then just rare, he is unique. Being the only one remaining alive, he remains the sole survivor of the even diminishing species of Great Galapagos tortoises.

The only one Pinta Island tortoise (Geochelone elephantopus abingdoni), is a male known by his keepers as Lonesome George. George is estimated to be 60–90 years of age, and is in good health. And when he dies the Pinta tortoises will be extinct:(

Researchers are so desperate to find a female of the species that they are offering $10,000 to anyone who comes forward to offer a chance at saving the Pinta Island tortoise.

References

1.) Wikipedia-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geochelone_nigra_abingdoni

2.) journeyetc-http://www.journeyetc.com/the-globe/top-10-worlds-rarest-animals/

3 comments:

  1. lol a real cute "tortue" too

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  2. omg i love tortoise X3 i have one to myself mine is a Spiny Hill tortoise

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  3. awwww... i liv tortoses i have two cookie and angel... i wud be so sad if they were extinct so i dont want any tortoses to die. Btw my tortoses are named cookie and angel :P.

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