The record holder for the longest tortoise life goes to… a Madagascar Radiated Tortoise (Geochelone radiata) who was given to the Tongan royal family by Captain Cook in the late 1700’s and lived to the ripe old age of 188!
Radiated tortoise Madagascar. Flickr Credit: Teague O'Mara
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VN:F [1.9.10_1130]Galapagos tortoises are one of the longest living animals, some reaching over 150 years old,