Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: Cross your fingers! Could Lonesome George Be A Dad?

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:38 am   Cross your fingers! Could Lonesome George Be A Dad?

Could Lonesome George Be A Dad?
Lonesome George, the long-living Galapagos Islands giant tortoise thought to be the last survivor of his species, might soon become a dad.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:21 pm   

thats exciting.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:10 pm   

Whoo Hoo!
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:57 pm   

I can't wait 120 days to find out! I wanna know now!
Too exciting.....
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:00 pm   

cool i hope its his babies
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:09 pm   

OMG!!! That would be fantastic!! The only down side is that the only way to maintain the breed is through inbreeding. But I'd rather have inbred babies than no babies at all, lol.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:38 pm   

I haven't clicked the link yet, but if he's the last of his species, the offspring would only be half of his species and half what ever species he bred with, so would it be a new species or eventually, his species would be bred out?
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:25 pm   

I hope George gets to pass on some of his genes.
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