Jonathan The Tortoise, Oldest Land Animal Turns 190

The world’s oldest land animal has just turned 190 and the birthday is being celebrated in St. Helena. His name is ‘Jonathan’ and has spent most of his life on the British Island. He was brought to St. Helena from Seychelles in 1882. 

Jonathan’s History

He was given to Sir William Grey-Wilson, a British colonial administrator, who later became governor, as a gift in 1882 when he brought him from Seychelles to St. Helena. Although there is no concrete evidence, Jonathan is believed to have been born around 1832. “He is even older than we think.” The Guinness World Records said.

Jonathan Is Blind

Despite being blind and losing his sense of smell due to aging. Jonathan has excellent hearing as he responds well to hearing his vet’s voice, according to Guinness World Records.

Give us 1 week in your inbox & we will make you smarter.

Only "News" Email That You Need To Subscribe To