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Lonely George was the last Hawaiian tree snail of his kind. He died, and an entire species has gone extinct.

C. turricula

( CNN) Lonely George has died.

Formally known as Achatinella apexfulva, the 14 -year-old Hawaiian tree snail was the last of its kind on the planet.

He had been lonely since shortly after his birth, living in a captive breeding facility at the University of Hawaii as part of a final attempt to save his species and others from extinction.

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