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Jonathan The 189-Year-Old Tortoise Photographed In 1902 And Now (10 Pics)

Meet Jonathan, the 189-year-old giant tortoise who is currently the largest living land animal in the world.

It is believed that Jonathan was brought to St Helena Island all the way back in 1832.

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A photo taken of him in 1902 shows a full adult-sized Jonathan.

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Since it takes around 50 years for a giant tortoise to reach adult size, it is estimated that he was born in 1832.

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1902 vs Today

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Although Jonathan is the oldest living land animal, there were other tortoises in the past who lived longer.

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More info: sthelenaonline.org | bbc.com

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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