The oldest tortoise alive

On the remote island of St Helena in the South Atlantic lives what may be the oldest land animal on the planet. Jonathan is a rare Seychelles giant tortoise, and is believed to be 182 years old. He is almost blind and has lost his sense of smell, but other than that he is still going strong.

To find out more about Jonathan click on the image below. You can also read an interesting article about the tortoise, and about why we humanise animals such as this, by clicking here.

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