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After 36-Year Effort, Rare Tortoise Is Expecting

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After 36-Year Effort, Rare Tortoise Is Expecting

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After 36-Year Effort, Rare Tortoise Is Expecting

After 36-Year Effort, Rare Tortoise Is Expecting

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The rare Galapagos tortoise named Lonesome George was thought to be the last of his kind. But Lonesome may soon have a family of his own. George's companion from a similar species laid three eggs after 36 years of trying.

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Good morning, I'm Deb Amos. The rare Galapagos tortoise named Lonesome George was thought to be the last of his kind, but Lonesome may soon have a family of his own. George's companion from a similar species laid three eggs. After 36 years of trying, George's human caretaker thought the tortoise couldn't reproduce. The eggs won't hatch for another four months, but George, if you're listening, everyone here is rooting for you. It's MORNING EDITION.

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