Lonesome George was the last Pinta Giant Tortoise. Ever. He lived on the Galapagos Islands.
He died yesterday, after living for 30 years as the only individual surviving member of his species. He was estimated to be around 100 years old.
Coincidentally, Toronto band Hollerado had written a song about him for their as-yet unreleased album. Instead of waiting for the album, they decided to release the song, appropriately entitled “Lonesome George,” today, in tribute to the giant tortoise, who had become an icon for wildlife conservation. I’ll warn you now: it’s a tear-jerker.
Now, make sure you have some Kleenex, and give it a listen.