Perhaps you may not believe it by looking at the Oldest Tortoise (Name Jonathan) alive for over 170 years. It is believed, Jonathan tortoise was born in the early 1830s. There’re few photographs available of when he was an adult in 1902. These images give the idea of his age, approximately 50 years old when the images were captured. Well, it is obviously giant tortoise isn’t active as he once was. Similarly weak as a human being gets aged, as time has caught up with him.
The giant tortoise has cataracts in both eyes that have caused him to go blind, and his poor sense of smell doesn’t allow much for grazing. Therefore, he is hand-fed once a week, and the rest of the time he enjoys a peaceful life at the idyllic-looking. Plantation House is located on the small, remote British island of St. Helena, where Jonathan tortoise shares the land with St. Helena’s governor.
Yes, it is true that the world has changed a lot since Jonathan’s birth, probably he might not be aware of changing the world. But it is amazing that this turtle has lived through so much history. And the fact that he’s still able to have a relatively happy existence after so long is significant.