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This Is Jonathan, The 187-Year-Old Tortoise And The Oldest Living Animal In The Entire World


You may think that humans often outlive many animals, but that is not always the case. Surprisingly enough there are animals that outlive people. Reptiles are usually one of those incredible species.

Take Jonathan for example. He is the world’s oldest living animal in the entire world. Yes, you read it right. This cute tortoise has 187-years old and it is practically an old grandpa. Jonathan’s home is located on the island of Saint Helena, Seychelles where he resides with the governor at the Plantation House.

The most incredible thing about him is the fact that he’s been first photographed more than one century ago. Yup. Jonathan has a vintage, black and white photograph which was taken back in 1886. Imagine how fun and interesting it is to see that photograph and compare it with that same creature that is standing right beside you.

And what’s even more intriguing and worth mentioning is the fact that the tortoise was 54 years old when that photograph was taken. I know right! It seems that time has completely stopped for Jonathan because he is 187 and enjoying life!

Owners say that he is full of energy and seems younger than he is. However, there are visible signs of aging. Doctors have noticed that his senses of smell and sight are not as strong as they once were. Thankfully, they take good care of him and keep him in good shape with strict diets. He is usually being fed high-calorie foods since grass is not enough for him.

All in all, it’s obvious that he’s one happy tortoise!

We wish him good health and a lot of happiness in the years to come. And we hope he lives up to be 200-years old.

For all of you who want to see Jonathan as a youngster, this is the black and white photo from when he was 54 years old.

Watch this video below to see this cute and incredible creature enjoying his bath!

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