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Pinta Island, Galapagos Ecuador

Pinta Island, also known as Abingdon is a small uninhabited island located in the north of the archipelago, with islands Genovesa, Marchena, Wolf and Darwin. It has an area of 60 km and a maximum altitude of 777 meters. Pinta is the original home of Lonesome George, perhaps the most famous of turtles in the Galapagos Islands. It can be visited at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island. Paint the name of one of the caravels of Columbus.

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  • Region:Insular
  • Province:Galapagos
  • Latitude:0.5833
  • Length:-90.7333
  • Climate:18º C a 29º C
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  • Area code:593 5
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
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  • Distance from Quito:- km. aprox.
  • Distance from Guayaquil:- Km. aprox.

 

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Information of Pinta Island

Lonesome George was found on Pinta Island in 1971 by hunters of goats, and was allegedly named after the character played by actor George Gobel.

They have the 90 and 100 kilos in weight, for 36 years looking offspring to prevent the extinction of their species.

Or Lonesome George Lonesome George is the name given to the last known specimen of the subspecies Geochelone nigra abingdoni, one of 11 subspecies of Galapagos tortoise, native to the Galapagos Islands.

Jorge has been estimated that between 70 and 80 years old Galapagos turtle can live between 100 and 150 years or more, and is in good health. /p>

It has completed a lengthy effort made to settle the goats on the island of Jorge, and vegetation of the island is beginning to return to what once was.

Pinta Island also can be observed chemical can see swallow-tailed gulls, marine iguanas and fur seals.

The elongated island of Pinta is the northernmost of the active volcanoes of Galapagos.

Pinta Island, Galapagos Ecuador

 

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Map of Pinta Island, Galapagos Ecuador

 

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