June 2012

Lonesome George was found dead in his enclosure on June 24th, 2012 at 8am by Fausto Llerana, George’s Keeper of 40 years. While George is estimated to have been 100 years old, he wasn’t considered old. Giant Galapagos Tortoises can live up to 200 years. Who Was Lonesome George? Lonesome George (Spanish: El Solitario Jorge) was of [...]

Drew Haines is a young Canadian expat living in Ecuador. She writes the Galapagos for Kids series. Learn about the Galapagos from a kids perspective. There are Giants in the Galapagos! What came to your mind when you read the title? Dragons? Well unless you are thinking of marine iguanas, dragons don’t live in Galapagos … but maybe [...]

1 2