Featured Image for Incredible photos show 180-year-old Jonathan the giant tortoise in 1902 and today
Photography

Incredible photos show 180-year-old Jonathan the giant tortoise in 1902 and today

This tortoise has seen a lot. In fact, over some 180 years, Jonathan the giant tortoise has pretty much seen it all. Heck, when he was born, back in the early 1830s, Charles Darwin was still roaming the earth! These remarkable photos show the slow moving marvel in 1902 at his full adult size, which, given the rate at which tortoises grow, suggests that he was at least 50 when the photo was taken. These days he can barely see and has to be fed by hand, but there’s still life the old fella yet. He enjoys an active life in the tranquil surrounds of the Plantation House he shares with the governor of St Helena.

Via St Helena Online

giant-tortoise-jonathan-2
giant-tortoise-jonathan1
giant-tortoise-jonathan3
giant-tortoise-jonathan4
giant-tortoise-jonathan5
giant-tortoise-jonathan7

Videos from E MINOR TV

Wanted! The next Managing Editor of Australia’s leading sports opinion website

Conversant Media, publishers of Lost At E Minor, is looking for an exceptional Managing Editor with proven strategic vision and endless energy to drive editorial, social and video initiatives and manage an extensive team of writers and editors on Australia’s leading sports opinion website, The Roar. The position is based in Surry Hills, Sydney. For more information, or to apply for this position, go here NOW!.