A woman took to social media to celebrate the birthday of a tortoise who is 188-years today.
One Anna Berserk celebrated the 188th birthday of a tortoise called Jonathan. In a post made on Twitter, Anna Berserk wrote:
Wishing Jonathan the tortoise a very happy 188th birthday. He is the oldest known living terrestrial animal in the world.
Most people joined him with the reactions:
He too is doing everything in his power to stay alive long enough to vote against Trump.
— Brandon (@BrandonDial22) October 9, 2020
People how can 188 years of this tortoise be CONFIRMED.who was there 188 years ago when this tortoise was born .This is a nice story but 4 people 2 say this tortoise is 188 years old,well I just DO NOT BELIEVE. Call me a NONE BELIEVER.
— Wenzile_Thusi (@wenzilethusi) October 9, 2020
We know there’s no way this turtle has ever lived in the United States because he’d be long dead before now on account of some butcher 1890s “scientist” wanting to find out what made him so old by removing his shell or shocking him with a Tesla coil or something
— Brett Chapman (@brettachapman) October 9, 2020
Wow that's really old Happy Birthday big boy. Do they actually have records kept that far back evidently he has lived thru numerous human care takers.
— Bonnie Towner DEMOCRAT (@BonnieTowner) October 9, 2020
Can you elaborate on the qualifier "terrestrial" ? Are you aware of an older non terrestrial living animal?
— It's a 50/50 Pick 'em (@KevinRUSerious) October 9, 2020
Happy birthday Jonathan 🥰🥳
Chompy the red footed tortoise is 5 months old and aspires to such greatness! pic.twitter.com/AmXQwoASTn
— Grace Allen (@gmarieallen) October 9, 2020
Aw he’s so cute…this is my little girl I’m not sure how old she is..she has started to go into hibernation and I’m gonna miss her 😔 pic.twitter.com/VEeagwHsxT
— Tim Jones (@Thegreat_tim) October 9, 2020
I'm just kind of wondering how they know the tortoise's birthday? Were they filling out birth certificates for reptiles in 1832?
— Daniel Humphrey (@danielihumphrey) October 9, 2020
Isnt he the one who saved his species by having copious off spring?
— Boudicca takes a knee (@HeliaTropist) October 9, 2020