He is 190 years old.. "Jonathan", the world's largest male tortoise, celebrates his birthday

On Friday, residents of the British island of St. Helena, located in the Atlantic Ocean, celebrate the 190th birthday of "Jonathan", the world's oldest turtle.

Joe Hollins, a retired veterinarian who looks after the male turtle, said: “When you think that Jonathan was born in the Georgian era, specifically in 1832, we are stunned.

Because the world has witnessed many changes since then, including the two world wars, what the British Empire went through, and the number of rulers, kings and queens who took power.

Jonathan is the oldest tortoise in the world and the largest conscious land animal.

At the beginning of the year, he entered the Guinness Book of Records.

The animal has lived in St. Helena since 1882, while its age is an estimated number.

A photograph taken upon his arrival on the island shows that he was at least 50 years old at the time, but he was probably older.

The animal witnessed 35 rulers who assumed power in these British lands.

Jonathan now lives in the governor's house alongside the much younger turtles David, Emma and Fred.

And in 2017, the then district governor, Lisa Phillips, said: “I always hear him playing with Emma on the grass.

But I had to watch them;

Because turtles may fall on their back, and can not get up again.

This was not my job!”

In commemoration of Jonathan's Day, the residents of St. Helena, starting Friday, organize three days of celebrations at the home of the island's governor, who provides the male turtle with his favorite vegetables on Saturday.

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