Incredible Photos Show 180-Year-Old Jonathan The Giant Tortoise In 1902 And Today

This tortoise has seen a lot. In fact, over some 180 years, Jonathan the giant tortoise has pretty much seen it all.

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Heck, when he was born, back in the early 1830s, Charles Darwin was still roaming the earth!

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These remarkable photos show the slow moving marvel in 1902 at his full adult size.

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Which, given the rate at which tortoises grow, suggests that he was at least 50 when the photo was taken.

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These days he can barely see and has to be fed by hand, but there’s still life the old fella yet.

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He enjoys an active life in the tranquil surrounds of the Plantation House he shares with the governor of St Helena.

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