RIP George, The Snail

Image source: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources recently announced the sad demise of a snail. His name was George and he was the last surviving member of the land snail species the called Achatinella apexfulva. Hawaii once used to be the home of a fantastically diverse group of mollusks but all this is changing now as many species are going extinct all around the world. As for George, he did lead a full life and lived up to a ripe age …

Image source: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources recently announced the sad demise of a snail. His name was George and he was the last surviving member of the land snail species the called Achatinella apexfulva.

Hawaii once used to be the home of a fantastically diverse group of mollusks but all this is changing now as many species are going extinct all around the world.

As for George, he did lead a full life and lived up to a ripe age of 14 years thanks to the care of the department of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources.