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University of Hawaii

The University of Hawaii reports that Lonely George, the last known member of the "Achatinella apexfulva" species of land snail in Oahu, Hawaii, died aged 14 on New Year's Day. Despite being listed as critically endangered the species is now considered extinct.

World's loneliest snail dies, and a species goes extinct

One famous snail’s death highlights the plight faced by diverse Hawaiian snails, of which there were once hundreds of species.

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