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Lonesome George Is Dead, but His 'Lineage' May Live On

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Dorian de Wind

Some think that George was around 100 years old, not so old when one considers that some of his ancestors have lived to the ripe old age of 200. I visited George about 15 years ago in my native Ecuador. He must have been around 85 then -- a young "stud," relatively and figuratively speaking.