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Famous giant tortoise dies in Galapagos Islands

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Famous giant tortoise dies in Galapagos Islands

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A giant tortoise known as “Pepe the Missionary” has died of natural causes at his home in the Galapagos Islands.

An autopsy revealed that Pepe, originally believed to be considerably younger, was in fact around 100 years old.

He was found by fisherman in 1940s and given to a family. In the 1960s he was taken in by Franciscan missionaries.