Pinta Island tortoise

  1. The Pinta Island tortoise, otherwise called the Pinta mammoth tortoise, Abingdon Island tortoise, or Abingdon Island monster tortoise, is a type of Galápagos tortoise indigenous to Ecuador’s Pinta Island that is in all probability wiped out.
  2. A 100 year old Pinta Island tortoise has a Weight of 200 pounds and measuring 5 feet in length. Where as a fully grown Pinta Island tortoise is estimated to weight 400 pounds and up to 6 feet in length and 5 feet in height.
  3. The Pinta Island tortoise can survive without water for up to 18 months.
  4. The Pinta Island tortoise can live up to 150 years in wild.
  5. Pinta tortoises can lay about 24-30 eggs in a year.
  6. The Pinta Island has a long neck and toothless mouth shaped much like a beak, suitable for its vegetarian diet.
  7. Before the finish of the nineteenth century, the vast majority of the Pinta Island tortoises had been wiped out because of human greed.
  8.  By the mid-twentieth century, the species was thought to be wiped out until when a solitary male was found on the island in 1971.
  9. Endeavors were made to mate the male, named Lonesome George, with different species, but this experiment wasn’t success.
  10. Desolate George passed on 24 June 2012 and the species is accepted to have turned out to be terminated with his demise.
  11. Be that as it may, 17 original crossovers were accounted for in 2012 to have been found at Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island amid an excursion by Yale University analysts.
  12. As these examples were adolescents, their folks may in any case be alive. The species is currently named terminated on the IUCN Red List.