Photos courtesy of AMNH and Charles Darwin Foundation

Lonesome George, "the world-famous Pinta Island tortoise who was the last of his kind," is now in New York City. George, who was named for BEING SO LONESOME ("George has been lonesome ever since he was first discovered," we learn in the below video), will be on display at the Museum of Natural History.

We should probably mention here that Lonesome George died of natural causes back in June of 2012—he was thought to be over 100 years old at the time of his death. At that time, he became an international symbol of ever-increasing extinctions, and an icon for biodiversity conservation.

The Museum has been working closely with the Galápagos National Park Service, SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, and the Galápagos Conservancy "to prepare Lonesome George's body and spread awareness of the importance of conservation." You will see some of their process here:

His grand unveiling will take place this Thursday at a press preview, and he'll be on display through January 4th, 2015. After that George will be returned to Ecuador.