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The rare "Grand Dad", as the Alipore zoo authorities lovingly call him, was named "Adwatiya" -- meaning the peerless one -- more than two centuries after it was brought by a British army officer in 1857.
A giant 255-year-old Aldabra-Seychelles tortoise,
found in the Indian Ocean, looks at visitors in a zoo in
Calcutta, India, May 3, 2005.