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    Could Lonesome George Be A Dad?

    George the giant tortoise

    A female tortoise that has accompanied George since 1993 has laid three intact eggs - which George may have fertilized.

    The female belongs to the closest existing species to that of George.

    Ecologists at the Galapagos National Park are now caring for the eggs in an artificial incubator.

    It will be another 120 days before they know if they will hatch.

    Found in 1972 on Pinta island, George is estimated to be in his 70s, middle age for a giant tortoise.



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