189-year-old tortoise Jonathan
The bulk of mammals are outlived by humans! However, there are certain exceptions, and reptiles are one of them.
Whether you believe it or not, these people have a 100-year life expectancy.
So let me introduce you to a person who is approximately 200 years old today!
Meet Jonathan, the oldest and largest live terrestrial mammal in the world at 187 years old.
Jonathan was born in 1832 and currently resides with the president at the Agricultural House on the island of St. Helena in the Seychelles.
The fact that this turtle was captured on camera just over a century ago is the most intriguing aspect of it. Jonathan took his very first picture in 1886.
It is therefore rather amazing that decades have passed without having any impact on his appearance.
In conclusion, the turtle was about 54 years old when the picture was taken. Jonathan still exhibits childlike behavior and excitement.
Despite all of this, medical professionals have observed aging-related changes. His ability to detect the strong stink is weakening as a result.
As a result, Jonathan keeps up his figure by adhering to a very strict diet.
He no longer eats enough grass, so Dr. Hollins regularly feeds him a special diet with more calories.
You may contrast Jonathan’s current photo with one that was taken in 1902!