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  1. Ecuadoreans Fight Over Beloved Tortoise

    Lonesome George, the last-known Galapagos tortoise of his species, died in 2012. But now an Ecuadorian ministry and the Galapagos Islands are fighting over where to put his preserved corpse, currently on display in New York. George was born on Ecuador’s mainland in 1910, so environment ministry officials think the Galapagos — where the 165-pound tortoise lived his final 40 years — should settle for a bronze facsimile. His final resting place remains uncertain, but it’s clear George will never be left alone again.


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