Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, was unveiled at the Museum this afternoon. He will be on public view for just over 3 months, through January 4, 2015. Museum scientists worked closely with taxidermy experts to preserve Lonesome George as he appeared in life.
A recent Radiolab episode about the Galapagos featured the tale of ‘Lonesome George.’
More on the solitary tortoise from NPR: