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.