Thursday, March 23, 2006

A Slow Death

Do Tortoises take decades or more to die ?

"Historical records show he was a pet of British general
Robert Clive of the East India Company and had spent
several years in his sprawling estate before he was
brought to the zoo about 130 years ago," West Bengal
Forest Minister Jogesh Barman said.

"We have documents to prove that he was more than
150 years old, but we have pieced together other evidence
like statements from authentic sources and it seems that
he is more than 250 years old," he said.

Link to Yahoo news story

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