The rarest animal in the world today is a giant tortoise which lives in the Galapagos Islands. There is only one Pinta Island tortoise (Geochelone elephantopus abingdoni). It is a male known by his keepers as Lonesome George. George is estimated to be 60-90 years of age, and is in good health but when he dies the Pinta tortoises will be extinct.
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