Lonely George the snail, the last of his kind, dies at 14 in Hawaii

On the first day of 2019, George, the last known member of the Hawaiian snail species Achatinella apexfulva, died. He was 14 years old. Named after Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdonii) from Galapagos, George was also a lonesome individual: he had spent most of his life in a terrarium at the […]

George, Reclusive Hawaiian Snail and Last of His Kind, Dies at 14

While he was but one very lonely Achatinella apexfulva, his death takes place amid a crisis for Hawaii's native snails, whose populations have been decimated by invasive species.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from KQED Science

George the Snail, the Last of His Species, Dies at Age 14

George, the last known Achatinella apexfulva snail in Hawaii, has died at the age of 14. On Thursday, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announced George’s passing ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Geek.com

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