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Charles Dawin's pet tortoise is still alive celebrating her birthday!

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posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 01:16 PM
Just saw a BBC news report.

Charles Dawin's pet tortoise Hariot was born in 1830 and is now 175 years old. She is still alive and healthy.

Harriet, which was first taken from her home on the Galapagos Islands, off South America, by English naturalist Charles Darwin, is now the subject of a book about her amazing life.
Harriet was hatched in 1830. Five years later, she and two other tortoises were collected by Darwin and taken to England aboard his ship, HMS Beagle.

Harriot is now celebrating her 175th birthday!

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 01:33 PM
Wow, tortoises are such amazing creatures.

It is amazing how much research and technology has been used to bring the average life span of humans to what it is today.
Meanwhile our easy going shelled friends are still out living us.

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 01:34 PM
Its amazing really to think about what that creature has seem come and go in this world,

Happy birthday Hariot

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 08:03 PM
She saw nothing, she ate and did other tortise things, that's all.

Sorry, what I romantic I am, huh?

posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 04:45 PM
Tortoises see all....

Does anyone now which animals have the longest life expectancy? Blue wale? Our tortoise friends?

posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 06:27 PM
Animal, including human, lifespans can be found here"

posted on Dec, 18 2005 @ 12:33 AM
Happy birthday to you, Harriet. :-)

posted on Dec, 18 2005 @ 06:33 AM
its Charles Darwin. *wink *

and happy birthday Harriet!

oni x x

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