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Lonesome George 'wasn't lonely after all'

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When Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, died in June in the Galapagos, the world mourned the demise of a species. It appears, however, that George was not that lonely after all. 

File picture. When Lonesome George, thought to be last Pinta Island giant tortoise, died in June in the Galapagos, the world mourned the demise of a species. It appears, however, that George was not that lonely after all. There are at least 17 tortoises on the Galapagos Islands that have similar genetic traits to George, including some that may be from his same genus.

There are at least 17 tortoises on the Galapagos Islands that have similar genetic traits to George, including some that may be from his same genus, the Galapagos National Park said in a statement.

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