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Off to the Great Big Galapagos Island in the Sky

Lonesome George, the last of the giant Galapagos Tortoises, passed away over the weekend at the age of 100 of unknown causes. This sad news is made even sadder once you find out that Lonesome George’s life was cut tragically short. These things live up to 200 years. Holy moly. An autopsy is scheduled for later this week to find out just what put Lonesome George under, the park is considering embalming him, and concern has poured in from all over the globe. So, maybe the lesson here is that Lonesome George was really never all that lonesome after all …

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