The oldest turtle in the world

Those who age – not old age

There are amazing animals, whose age is amazing.According to one her at the time was 270 years, on the other – all 315. Recent years, this old animal has ceased to move independently.

In 1891, the reptile gave the zoo's king Farouk, the last monarch of Egypt.


Lord Robert Clive before his departure to India, British soldiers, returning from the Seychelles, presented in 1767, this exotic animal.

Reptile first lived in the garden of the house of the Lord. Then after his death in 1875 she was taken to Leporsky Zoological garden in Kolkata. But evidence that it was Advaita, which the Lord gave to the soldiers, was not.

Turtle Advaita

The animal died in 2006, it is Assumed that she lived slightly more than a quarter Millennium – 255 years. To prove this fact, her armor was kept. The zoo workers plan to use the examination to establish the exact age of reptiles.

TUI Malila

Age, which reached this turtle-survivor –a Guinness world record. Although in this case the exact age of the reptiles could not be established.

According to unconfirmed information, in 1773 it was given as a gift to a native chief by captain cook. TUI Malila was on the island of Tonga.

Currently at the National center of Tangana on Tongatapu exhibited preserved body TUI Malila

Assuming it was a one-year-old turtle, to it at the time of his death in 1966 would be the year 192. But there is information that the animal has received the leader a little later. Then the record-holder lived to be 189 years.

Recently Malila completely ceased to move and saw nothing. She ate only what she was put directly to the mouth. The patterns on the carapace has darkened, it became almost monochrome, almost black.


From the Seychelles, the giant turtle was transported in company with three others in 1882 and presented to the Governor of the island of St. Helena. Animals was at that time approximately half a century.

To such conclusion because of the rather large size of their shells. Proof is this photo taken approximately 1886-1900 HS, where Jonathan shot along with two men. In the picture you can clearly see that the reptile is large enough, the shell of its size resembles a small table. Because of this, and decided that the turtle at the time was a century.

Jonathan, the giant Seychelles tortoise

In 1930, nearly a hundred years the male then acting Governor of the island, the Spencer Davis decided to call Jonathan. So the oldest of all now living on the planet creatures and still lives in the official residence of the Governor of the island.

In 2019, Jonathan will meet its 183-year anniversary. He is still quite active and cheerful, although sometimes it takes an old man's intolerance. Sometimes, the survivor, who considers himself the rightful owner of the territory of the Plantation House, will turn in the yard all the benches, poperchit the people involved in the plot and caring for a veteran.

The image of Jonathan emblazoned on patiencely coins of St. Helena. He is a frequent hero of TV programs and magazine articles.

Harriet (Hariett)

Thirteen years ago (in 2006) at the age of 176 years in the Australian zoo died of a heart heart attack the long-lived. She was born probably in 1830 on one of the Islands of the Galapagos archipelago.

In the company of two individuals of the same species Harietta was brought to the UK Darwin. The age of the turtle was about five years. This is determined by the size of their shells – they were no more plates. Future long-lived mistakenly took to be male and was called Harry.

The Turtle Of Darwin — Harietta

In 1841-1952 gg reptiles lived in Australia at Brisbane city Botanic garden. Then, then, Harry moved into the protected zone on coast of the country. What happened to the other two turtles is unknown.

But in 1960 the Director of the Hawaiian zoo has determined that Harry is a female. So reptile has got another name. Someone called her Garatti, someone- Henriette. But there were those who believed that the most suitable variant of Harriet. Soon she was transported to the Australia zoo, where she finally dies.

A document confirming the longevity of reptiles, is DNA analysis, conducted in 1992, which confirmed that Hariette at the time was 162 years old.

On his jubilee in honor of the 175th anniversary of the statue suggested a cake from the flowers of mallow. The birthday girl had a carapace the size of a dinner table and weighed a half ton.


A favorite of several generations of the Dukes and Earls of Devon has lived for 160 years. But before 1892 he served... on the ship "the Queen"! During the Crimean war was a kind of talisman.

He was able to visit in Eastern India and in China before it came ashore. The family count's estate exotic pet even tried to pick up the girlfriend. But then his owners were in for a surprise: Timothy was a female.


Turtle Kiki

This giant lived for 146 years and ended their journey in the zoo of the Paris Garden of plants. It happened in 2009 At the end of life Kiki weighed a quarter ton, were active, this is particularly evident in his attitude toward females. And if intestinal infection, falling Lovelace, who knows how many years he has surprised people and pleasing cute turtle beauties.

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