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"Tortoise Genes and Island Beings" (SN: 11/10/07, p. 298) refers to Lonesome George, the Galapagos tortoise, as "misanthropic"--meaning a hater of people. He certainly has good reason to dislike humans, but I wonder how the investigators could tell. Or did you mean that George doesn't like other tortoises, and is therefore antisocial?


Lonesome George's lack of gregariousness extends across species: He has shown next to no interest in other tortoises, and retreats to the far reaches of his enclosure when tourists" and other strangers come to gawk.--B. NELSON
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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Kozak, Roman
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Dec 15, 2007
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