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Giant tortoise, Lonesome George, dies

25 June 2012 Last updated at 07:22 BST

Staff at a National Park in Ecuador say Lonesome George, a giant tortoise believed to be the last of its subspecies, has died. Scientists estimate he was about 100 years old.

Park officials said they would carry out a post mortem to determine the cause of his death.

Vanessa Buschschluter reports.