Lonesome George, the 100-year-old giant Galapagos Island tortoise, has died, leaving no progeny and sending a bad omen to Greater Western Sydney Giants, Sydney’s new AFL team. The Pinta Island sub-species, a long-time symbol of the Galapagos, is now officially extinct.

George, a two-metre-long tortoise, was found dead in his corral at the weekend by his keeper of 40 years.

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