Extinct in the Wild

Galapagos Wildlife: Lonesome George © Magnus Manske

While Lonesome George was alive, the Pinta tortoise was extinct in the wild, however, the Pinta sub-species is now extinct © Magnus Manske

Extinct in the Wild are the only remaining individuals are surviving in captivity or as a naturalized population no longer in their historic range. IUCN Red list category (EW). While Lonesome George was alive the Pinta tortoise was in this category.

Glossary of Galapagos