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Pinta Island

Also know like Abingdon. It got its name from one of the caravels of Columbus. Has an area of 60 km2 and a maximum altitude of 777 meters.

Swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas, sparrow hawks, fur seals can be seen here.

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The most famous inhabitant was Lonesome George. Due to whaling ships and buccaneers, many tortoise populations were destroyed.

Galapagos vacations, Pinta Island, Lonesome George

George is destined to life as a bachelor, and when he goes, so does his race.

Now we are more conscientious about the environment, but due to a careless past, another animal will become extinct

You can now visit Lonely George at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island.

The introduction of goats on Pinta was probably the straw that broke the camel's back leaving one Pinta tortoise in this world..

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