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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:09 AM

Meet Jonathan, The Oldest-Known Animal In The World.


The year was 1832 ó and Jonathan the tortoise was just a tiny hatchling.

The world was a very different place back then; the lightbulb had yet to be invented, and cars were still half a century away.

But Jonathan, who is a Seychelles giant tortoise, lived to see it all. At around 187 years old, heís now the oldest-known animal in the world ó and heís living a relaxing life on the remote island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic, where heís been since the late 1880s.



Jonathanís longevity has certainly surprised a lot of people, Lucy said. Heís the oldest member of his companions at the mansion, who consist of three other giant tortoises; the second-oldest tortoise is his friend, 80-year-old David.

Jonathan is likely fully blind, but he still makes his way around very well. He typically spends his days lounging in the sun, munching on grass and relaxing with his tortoise friends. Itís a very calm life for someone of such status; heís so popular that his portrait is even on the back of the small islandís five pence coin.



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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:35 AM

1. Amazing...

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 08:27 AM

2. Keep it away from the Trump brothers

They'll just want to kill it.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 08:38 AM

3. Yay for Jonathan!! 💚💚💚 🐢

Now I want a 5 cent coin with his pic!

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:08 AM

4. Doesn't look a day over 115

Seriously: What a great story. Congrats to Jonathan.
Love to get a 5 pence coin with his pic

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:25 AM

5. Living the life

Laying in the sun, hanging with friends, munching grass.

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