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Lonesome George print

30.00

Lonesome George was the last of the Pinta Island tortoises. Pinta is part of the Galapagos archipelago and is home to many species of giant tortoises. All species inhabit their own island. Decades it was believed that the Pinta tortoises (Chelonoidis abingdonii) were hunted to extinction until they discovered on last surviving specimen. They named him Lonesome George and they took him to Charles Darwin Research Center on Santa Cruz Island, Here they tried to get him to reproduce, but George had no interest in doing so. After 40 years in captivity he died at the age of a 102 in 2012. For me this beautiful creature and his sad story is a symbol for the human condition. Humans destroy a healthy population of unique creatures and then try to fix their own mistake when what we really should've done is know better in the first place. Rest in peace, George.

The original drawing is made up out of 10 seperate A4 pages, digitally put together to create this print.

All prints are signed and numbered. The cut off is 150 prints, 50 A4's, 50 A3's and 50 A0's