Lonesome George passed away.

It seems like yesterday that I saw him in the Galapagos in his pen with two female tortoises. (Oh yes, I’m taking this opportunity to plug my travels!) He will be missed for he was the last of his sub-species. It’s little known that he was a Gandhian till the very end. He stayed and sleept naked with two females but never looked at them with lust or mated with them–much to the disappointment of everyone in the research center. All they wanted was for him to f*ck!

I can only imagine what that might have done to the self-esteem of the females.


I would say rest in peace but he was already doing that for three decades.