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!