George the Snail, the Last and Loneliest of His Kind, Dies

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George, the last known Achatinella apexfulva snail in the Hawaiian Islands, died on New Year’s Day, 2019.
Credit: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
George the snail won’t be leaving any more silvery trails in his wake. The 14-year-old champ — the last known snail of his species — died in captivity on New Year’s Day, 2019, according to Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).George belonged to the species Achatinella apexfulva, the first of more than 750 land snail species that Western scientists described from the Hawaiian Islands. The snail was named for the Pinta Island Galapagos tortoise Lonesome George, who was also the last of his kind when he died in 2012.


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This article and images were originally posted on [Live Science] January 9, 2019 at 11:01AM. Credit to the original author and Live Science | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.


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