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PostSubject: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:28 pm

This was created by special request from a supplier. This is probably the rarest creature in the range - its extinct! It was a shame to lose him earlier this year and this model has been created in his memory.

Again it is a prototype and further modification has been made - the neck will be extended, a commen pose amongst these Tortoises.

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:34 pm

So sad it's extinct...


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:35 pm

You know, I remember the first time I laid eyes on a Collecta model. It was years ago, and they never ceased to surprise me. This model is great acquisition for any collection!
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This was created by special request from a supplier. This is probably the rarest creature in the range - its extinct! It was a shame to lose him earlier this year and this model has been created in his memory.

Again it is a prototype and further modification has been made - the neck will be extended, a commen pose amongst these Tortoises.

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:00 pm

Beautiful tortoise Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:13 pm

A beautieful animal!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:14 pm

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A beautieful animal!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers
Number 7...? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:37 pm

I love you Lonesome George I love you You won't be forgotten!

An incredible model of a wonderful race now probably gone forever. Sad


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:28 pm

Welcome on our shelves Lonesome George and sorry for what we did to your kith and kin.

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:31 pm

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A beautieful animal!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers
Number 7...? Wink

More 10 but i dont know , because now extinct scratch scratch

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:46 pm

I couldn't believe it when i saw this, such a great model, something no collector could have ever dreamed a big company would make, well done collecta!!!
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:40 pm

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A beautieful animal!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers
Number 7...? Wink

More 10 but i dont know , because now extinct scratch scratch

Andreas, I hope you have a long life as a man and a collector. Anyway, you'll need to throw many figures away once many animal species are geting extinct in these days.
That's a tortoise that was extinct recently and belongs to the huge group of animals whose extinction is coincident to Humans. So, I think it deserves a little homage from your collection. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:54 am


He's great, looks just like that photo Sergey posted.

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:00 am

breath.come back!

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:15 pm

Great work CollectA!

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PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:43 pm

Nice tribute figure!
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:05 am

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It's extinct... Sad Sad Sad


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:09 am

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Anyway, you'll need to throw many figures away once many animal species are geting extinct in these days.

No! No! No! pale
I wish this would not happen...


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:54 am


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:33 pm

Very Happy Great news cheers Lonesome George was not the last of his specie.

17 Pinta Island tortoises have been discovered on a volcano of Isabella island cheers
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:56 pm

Great news Christophe, thanks for the link. I remember reading that they were sure that they still existed, according with some genetics studies, but now they found them! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:25 pm

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Very Happy Great news cheers Lonesome George was not the last of his specie.

17 Pinta Island tortoises have been discovered on a volcano of Isabella island cheers
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It's phantastic!!! cheers cheers cheers
wikipedia has been recently edited:
"A recent trek to Isabela by Yale University researchers revealed that there are 17 first-generation hybrids living at Wolf Volcano. [31] The researchers plan on returning to Isabela in the spring of 2013 to look for surviving Pinta and to try and collect hybrids in an effort to start a captive selective breeding program and to hopefully re-introduce Pintas back to their native island.[32]"

I hope they can find the father/mother of those hybrids Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:00 am

Kiki, what a wonderful news Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): cheers sunny

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2013 Photos: Pinta Island Tortoise (In memory of Lonesome George)   Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:26 am

The 17 found tortoises were all hybrids, so technically George was still the last known pure Pinta tortoise.
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