Short documentary: Preserving Lonesome George

Date:18 February 2015 Tags:

The notorious 102-year-old Lonesome George was the last remaining Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii).

Upon his death in 2012, his remains were sent to the American Museum of Natural History for preservation. The museum documented the taxidermy process in this short video.

Video credit: American Museum of Natural History

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