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What is the oldest turtle?

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What is the oldest turtle?

In 2006 the longest pet-owner relationship in history came to an end in Kolkata, India, after Adwaita, a 256-year-old Aldabra giant tortoise died due to complications from a crack in his shell. Adwaita (translated as “one and only” in Sanskrit) was a gift to Lord Robert Clive, an official in the East India Company who died 232 years earlier in 1774.

This Cool, Gross & Weird!® excerpt is from Today’s Dinosaurs: A Complete Guide to Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises by Stacey Venzel (July 2017/Sherpa Multimedia). Today’s Dinosaurs is available now.

-CGW-

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