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These two photos both feature the same Aldabra giant tortoise named Jonathan. The photo on the left was taken in 1902 and the photo on the right was taken in 2017. Jonathan was born in 1832 and today he is 186 years old.

Jonathan, the oldest known living terrestrial animal in the world, lives on the land of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. Born in 1832, Jonathan has seen the invention of the electric guitar, the Ferris wheel, and the moving picture. He lives with a few other tortoises, although he’s yet to produce and offspring.

The life expectancy of a giant tortoise is around 150 years, and even though Jonathan is definitely beating the average he’s still not the oldest living reptile, a tortoise that lived to be 188 years old.

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