Meet Jonathan the giant Tortoise who, at the incredible old age of 182, is still up and ‘running’. The rare Seychelles Giant lives on the island of St. Helena and it is believed he may be the oldest living tortoise in the whole world.
His age does come with some problems – he is almost blind because of cataracts and has no sense of smell. Fortunately, it can still hear around.
Jonathan is a rare Seychelles Giant. His lawn-fellows hail from the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean. Aldabra Giants number about 100,000, but only one small breeding population of Seychelles tortoises exists.
“If it’s correct that he is 182 years old that would make him about 10 years too young to have met Napoleon, who died in 1821, even if he had spent his whole life on St Helena”
According to BBC, can live to be 250, so Jonathan’s caretakers are dedicated to helping him extend his time on earth.
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