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100-Year-Old Tortoise’s Sex Drive Saved His Species From Extinction
Diego, the tortoise, has 800 children.
We've Rediscovered 'Extinct' Giant Tortoises
By Luciano Beheregaray and Adalgisa 'Gisella' Caccone, The Conversation
Here's how it happened.
Lonesome George Is Dead, but His 'Lineage' May Live On
Dorian de Wind
Retired U.S. Air Force officer and writer
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.
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