Jonathan The Giant Tortoise May Be The Oldest Living Land Animal On Earth

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Jonathan, a giant tortoise, is the oldest living terrestrial animal in the world. He came to life in 1832, and is currently 187 years old. He has lived through World War I, World War II, the Russian Revolution, seven monarchs on the British throne, and 39 US presidents.

He currently lives on the island of Saint Helena, a British Overseas territory in the South Atlantic Ocean. He has been living there since the 1880s, and he is an icon there.

Turtles are some of the longest living animals in the world. A typical pet turtle can live between 10 and 80 years, while larger species can easily live over 100 years. Some scientists believe that turtles can live between 400 and 500 years. Sadly, it is difficult to measure the age since it takes centuries.

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