24 March 2006

How Old is That in Tortoise Years?

News has just come out that Addwaita, an Aldabra tortoise in India, had died. He was estimated to be about 250 years old. (And that is no typo.)

Addwaita (pictured) started life on the Seychelle islands, where he was captured by British sailors, sometime prior to 1767 and brought to India. He was moved to the Alipore Zoological Garden zoo in Calcutta in 1875.

England'’s The Independent newspaper has more details.

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