Wednesday, December 3, 2008

World's oldest living animal?

What do you think? Is this tortoise the same as this one? A spokesman for the tourist board of St Helena, an island in the South Atlantic, said a photograph of the tortoise that was taken during the Boer War has been found. Jonathan the tortoise is believed to be 176-years-old and was about 70 at the time the black and white picture was taken. He was captured munching on grass in about 1900 with a captured Boer War prisoner in the background looking at him. Today he lives with fellow land tortoises David, Speedy, Emma, Fredricka and Myrtle on a plantation owned by the St Helena government. Source: Daily Mail

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