The very last Pinta Island tortoise died in 2012 at age 102. What was his name?

Quiz Question: The very last Pinta Island tortoise died in 2012 at age 102. What was his name?

The given options are as follows:

  • Tortalupugus
  • Lonesome George
  • John Turteltaub

The correct answer is: Lonesome George

Fact: Lonesome George was already suspected to be the sole surviving Pinta Island tortoise when he was captured in the 1970s. Scientists searched for fellow members of his species but never found any, and he lived out his days cared for by humans in Galápagos National Park.

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