Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: Lonesome George to Finally be a Father?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:24 pm   Lonesome George to Finally be a Father?

Is the loneliest animal on the planet at last to become a father at a grand old age? People around the world are keeping their fingers crossed. Again.

Lonesome George - listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the rarest living creature on planet Earth may be about to become a father for the first time at the ripe old age of ninety four (that is an estimate, but it is believed he is between ninety years and a century in age). As the world holds it breath as the eggs are incubated, let’s take a look at Lonesome George and his quest to reproduce.

more here...
http://scienceray.com/earth-sciences/pa ... -a-father/
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:45 pm   

Woo hoo! Go Georgie ole boy!
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:31 pm   

They will know in November whether the eggs are viable or not.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:59 pm   

Good luck George!

What a well written article, very charismatic.

Thanks for sharing.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:07 pm   

Man, I hope so! They've tried to get him to mate with other turtles in the past, and it hasn't ever been a success. Hopefully this time it would be different, since he's like the most adorable giant tortoise ever! And I mean, there's only one Pinta left! What's up with that?????!!
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:11 pm   

Unfortunately, the eggs from George's female companions' clutches all turned out to be inviable.

Good luck to the conservationists, and George, for a future of baby-making.
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