Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Rarest Animal (creature) in the World

The rarest animal specie in the world

The Pinta Island tortoise is the rarest animal in the world. There is only one left on earth. His name is "Lonesome George".

The Pinta Island tortoise, also known as the Pinta giant tortoise, turtle or Isla Abingdon Island giant, was a subspecies of the Galapagos tortoise from Pinta native Ecuador.
the rarest Animal in the World
 The Rarest Animal (creature) in the World~ Pinta Island tortoise
Lonesome George is the last member of the Pinta Island subspecies of Galapagos tortoises. Lonesome George  was discovered in 1972, and led to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz. It 's about 90 to 100 years.

This ,rarest Animal (creature) in the World,subspecies was originally described in 1877 by German-born British herpetologist Albert G√ľnther, who named it Testudo abingdonii, a new species, in his book The Gigantic Land-tortoises (Living and Extinct) in the Collection of the British Museum
the rarest Animal in the World
the rarest Animal in the World~ the Pinta Island subspecies of Galapagos tortoises
Currently, researchers are trying to George to mate. Have not found a female Pinta Island tortoise (if you found one, the reward is $ 10,000). Instead, they are trying to get him to mate with some other Galapagos tortoises a different subspecies. In this way, even if the children would not be purebred Pinta Island tortoise, at least some of the genes would be passed on to George.
the rarest Animal in the World
Lonesome George at the Charles Darwin Research Station, photograph taken in December 2006
So far, George has failed to produce any offspring. He lives with two females, but the eggs were hens were not viable and non-hatch,.


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