PUERTO AYORA, Galápagos Islands — Lonesome George is gone, and there will never be another like him.Sometimes I think that this blog is an anachronism. I speaks up for dads who have become expendable. I decry trends that are ruining our society. I identify culprits, even if it is politically incorrect to do so.
George, the last giant tortoise of his subspecies in this archipelago, was found dead in his corral at the Charles Darwin Research Station here the morning of June 24 — to the shock of his devoted caretakers, who had hoped he would survive for decades to continue his line. ...
The Galápagos is home to other types of giant tortoises, though their numbers remain low and their populations vulnerable. But in recent years, it was George who came to symbolize endangered species around the world, and he was enmeshed in the soul of the Galápagos — enshrined in stamps, logos and countless T-shirts. ...
After George arrived here in 1972, researchers at the center used numerous strategies to get him to reproduce, introducing him to female tortoises and even trying artificial insemination. ...
Lonesome George, who was thought to have been named for the clueless character popularized by the 1950s comedian George Gobel, was not universally popular in the islands.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Lonesome George is gone
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YOUR BLOG NO LONGER SPEAKS FOR DADS. IT'S BECOME AN EXCUSE FOR HATE SPEECH.
Poor George - may he R.I.P.
Blog George - you state that he is "another George" that you identify with. Which other "Georges" do you identify with? Barbara
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