The Pinta Island tortoise Lonesome George was the last known member of his subspecies and he has become a symbol of the importance of conservation. This short documentary shows us how the taxidermists at the American Museum of Natural History preserved Lonesome George for future generations.
When the humongous Galápagos tortoise known as "Lonesome George" died in 2012, the last of his particular species died too. Now the American Museum of Natural History has the chance to display the taxidermied tortoise so kids can learn about creatures forever lost to time.
A giant tortoise subspecies presumed extinct for more than 150 years is actually roaming the Galápagos islands today according to DNA evidence, scientists report.