Oldest Living Land Animal

At 190 years old, Jonathan the Seychelles giant tortoise has been named the oldest living land animal in the world. It’s estimated that Jonathan was born in 1832, but no one is quite sure. Jonathan was a gift to the governor of St. Helena’s island, Sir William Grey Wilson, in 1882. Upon arrival to the island, Jonathan was already at least 50 years old, but it’s possible he was even older. Seychelles giant tortoises are currently endangered, but Jonathan is helping to increase the population. Despite being blind and losing his sense of smell, Jonathan is still mating, eating, and hanging out with his human caretakers.


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