The World’s Oldest Living Land Creature Is Still Going Strong At 183-Years-Old

Meet Jonathan, a 183-year-old giant tortoise living on this island of St Helena. If you ever find yourself visiting the island, and you make your way on over to the Plantation House, you might just run into Jonathan. While he is incredibly old (obviously) he still gets around excellent.

First picture of Jonathan Taken in 1882. He was already 50 years old at the time of this picture.

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According to BBC, the veterinarian on the island, Joe Hollis said,  “he is virtually blind from cataracts, has no sense of smell – but his hearing is good, and may be the oldest living land creature in the world” . Who knows, maybe he will live another 100 years. Hat’s off to you Jonathan.

The photo you see here (left) was taken in 1902. This picture (right) was taken in 2014.

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They estimate Jonathan’s birthday to be around the year 1832. He is roughly anywhere from 160 – 180 years old.

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Many think he is the oldest living creature on the planet.

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Stop By an have your picture taken.

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What’s even more mind boggling is that some tortoises have been known to live as long as 250 years.

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Imagine if you could hop inside his shell (so to speak) and see everything that he has seen. It’s absolutely amazing to think about. Be sure to share this incredible story with everyone on Facebook. (source: St. Helena Online) (h/t Viral Nova)

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