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Lonesome George - Pinta Island Tortoise 1:6 (REBOR)Zoom

Lonesome George - Pinta Island Tortoise 1:6 (REBOR)

Item# REBOR-161052
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The Pinta Island tortoises were known for their distinctive curving saddleback-shaped shells, allowing them to reach higher vegetation in their habitat.

Rebor Lonesome George Measures:
13" L x 7.5" H, 1:6 Scale

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Pinta Island Tortoise Information:

The Pinta Island tortoise, scientifically known as Chelonoidis abingdoni, was a species of giant tortoise that was native to Pinta Island in the Galápagos archipelago, which is located in the Pacific Ocean and belongs to Ecuador. This tortoise species gained significant attention and recognition due to its association with "Lonesome George," who was the last known individual of the Pinta Island tortoise species.

Lonesome George became a symbol of conservation efforts and the consequences of habitat destruction and invasive species introduction. For years, conservationists and researchers attempted to find a mate for Lonesome George in hopes of saving his species from extinction, but unfortunately, their efforts were unsuccessful. Lonesome George passed away on June 24, 2012, marking the extinction of the Pinta Island tortoise species.

The decline of the Pinta Island tortoise population was primarily attributed to human activities, such as overexploitation, habitat destruction, and the introduction of invasive species like rats and goats, which competed for resources and negatively impacted tortoise eggs and young tortoises.

While the Pinta Island tortoise is now extinct, other species of giant tortoises in the Galápagos archipelago have been the focus of extensive conservation efforts to protect and restore their populations, ensuring that the lessons learned from the loss of the Pinta Island tortoise contribute to the preservation of other species in the region.

Scientific reconstruction sculpture for display. NOT A TOY.

Hand Painted. Durable synthetic resin

Product Code: #161045

by Rebor

Note: This is a Grab-N-Go Figure from Rebor and comes unboxed in a bag.

Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 14+ Years

REBOR - Lonesome George - Pinta Island Tortoise 1:6 #161052

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