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Preserving Lonesome George

The AMNH team preserving Lonesome George for display. As the last known Pinta Island tortoise, Lonesome George became a worldwide icon of conservation decades before he died from natural causes in the Galápagos in 2012. When Lonesome George arrived at the American Museum of Natural History in early 2013 to be preserved as a taxidermic specimen, Museum scientists and a master taxidermist faced a number of crucial decisions as they worked to prepare a mount that was both scientifically accurate and beautiful. [more inside]
posted by WillRun4Fun on Jan 4, 2015 - 6 comments

That's why you don't let the puppy sleep on your head

22 Adorable Before And After Pictures Of Animals Growing Up [more inside]
posted by Lexica on Feb 25, 2014 - 47 comments

"You've got another tortoise that's so small, it's vanished?"

In 1962, Yorkshire man Brendon Grimshaw bought the island of Moyenne in the middle of the Indian Ocean for £8000. He has since dedicated his life to turning it into a tropical paradise; including planting over sixteen thousand trees, building nearly five kilometers for nature paths, and reintroducing over 100 land tortoises. It's now the world's smallest National Park. [more inside]
posted by quin on May 7, 2012 - 27 comments

It's all about the grapes...

Time-lapse of a tortoise eating a salad. [SLYT]
posted by quin on Feb 10, 2012 - 32 comments

The Longest Game of Hide and Seek Ever

Extinct Galapagos tortoise may just be hiding [more inside]
posted by quin on Jan 9, 2012 - 32 comments

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