Mar 29, 2006

Age Before Beauty

This old reptile deserves a place of honor. Not for being ugly - though he wouldn't win any beauty contests - but for hanging around as long as he did. This particular Aldabra tortoise (Aldabras are second in size only to the Galapagos tortoise) has been with the zoo in Calcutta, India, since its opening in 1875. When he died over the weekend from liver failure, he was believed to be aged around 250 years!

Photo courtesy: Yahoo!

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