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charles darwin tortoise harriet | Harriet, Galapagos Land Tortoise, brought to Australia by Charles ...

The Flying Tortoise: This is possibly the coolest car in the world....not! But there's something I like... it's quite big, and I'm sure parking in town would be challenging.

Meet Jonathan, St Helena's 182-year-old giant tortoise

Jonathan, St. Helena's 182-year-old tortoise...Seychelles giant tortoises can weigh up to 660 lbs and grow to be 4 ft long. Jonathan's life has spanned 8 British monarchs from George IV to Elizabeth II, and 51 prime ministers. It is thought Jonathan was brought to St Helena from the Seychelles as a mature adult in 1882. 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…

19 weird and wonderful turtle and tortoise species

These shelled reptiles take us by surprise with their wacky looks and surprisingly feisty behaviors.

World's oldest living animal is 178-year-old tortoise called Jonathan

The photograph of this tortoise "Jonathan" was taken around 1900 and was recently discovered as part of a collection of Boer War images. Jonathan was about 70 years old when this picture was taken which makes him approximately 177 years old today. Here is a link to a current photo: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/12/03/article-1091654-02ACEF34000005DC-483_468x463.jpg

The Pinta Island tortoise is the rarest animal in the world. There is ONLY ONE LEFT on Earth. His name is "Lonesome George". Lonesome George is the last member of the Pinta Island subspecies of Galapagos tortoises. He was discovered in 1972, and brought to the Charles Darwin research station on the island of Santa Cruz. He is roughly 90 to 100 years old. Correction : Just found that he passed away last year