Galapagos tortoises are one of the longest living animals, some reaching over 150 years old

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

Radiated tortoise Madagascar. Flickr Credit: Teague O'Mara

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AnimalRecords/default.cfm

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  1. Toadstool
    Jellikat says:

    soooo cool

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  2. Green Bean
    mickey30 says:

    wwwooowww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Toadstool
    daisy923 says:

    wow how do you do emotions

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  4. Forest Friend
    Lightningpelt says:

    I heard you can count the rings on a tortoises shell and tell how old they are.

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