Indian tortoise dies at 250 years of age

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  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    http://today.reuters.com/news/newsa...1Z_01_B677128_RTRUKOC_0_US-INDIA-TORTOISE.xml

    Normally I wouldn't think much of this. I know tortoises live for a very long time. However, this story just struck me today. Imagine how much this tortoise has seen. I mean, he was probably alive back in the mid 1700s. A lot has happened since then. I wonder what type of world he first saw, and I wonder if he remembered what life was like 100 years ago, or even 250 years ago when he was young. :confused:
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Amazingly enough, it's already been posted. Lots of turtle/tortoise lovers here on MR. :D
     

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