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Galapagos tortoise from the zoo has died aged 315 years
In the Cairo zoo / closed more than a month due to avian flu / Friday has died, the oldest animal in Egypt – Galapagos tortoise named Samir.
Scientists estimate the age of turtles, donated by the zoo in 1891, about 315 years, local media reported.
Recently, a turtle, under constant veterinary supervision, almost ceased to move and stopped eating. In 1992, aged nearly 400 years, died on her «husband» Samir.
Turtles were donated in 1890 the ruler of Egypt, Muhammad Tawfiq Pasha, who gave a botanical garden with all the animals and birds under the Cairo Zoo.