Passed Away: June 24
His Memory: Lonesome George may have been the last of his subspecies, but he had many friends. The Pinta giant tortoise became famous for outliving the rest of his relatives, and was visited by thousands every year at his home on the Galapagos Islands. The 100-year-old animal's passing is a reminder to all humans about the need to protect the Earth's environment and creatures.
In Memorial: R.I.P. Animals of 2012the daily dish
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