RIP, George

  • Photo courtesy state Department of Land and Natural Resources

    George the snail is seen in what may be his last known photo before his passing on New Year’s Day.

The last known Achatinella apexfulva in the Hawaiian Islands, “George,” died on New Year’s Day, 2019. George was about 14 years old and his name was derived from the Pinta Island Galapagos tortoise, “Lonesome George,” also the last of its species.