It was 1832 when Jonathan was born. He is now about 190 years old, has seen a great deal, and is entirely blind. The tortoise was sent to Saint Helena in 1880. Jonathan grew old there, eventually becoming the oldest mammal on the planet.
Only a 300-year-old shark ploughs the ocean’s depths is older than him. Official guardians are born and die for him. On the island, he holds practically regal status. His likeness can also be found on the reverse of the island’s five penny currency.
His existence is basic and calm for a creature with such a high social status — he spends much of his time exposing his shell to the sun or gently eating grass with his companions. Many exotic turtles were moved out of their native region during Jonathan’s childhood.
Timothy, an Aldabra giant tortoise, grew old in Rose Castle and died in 2004 at the age of 160. He served as a ship’s mascot during the Crimean War. Harriett the Galapagos Tortoise lived to be 175 years old and died a year before him in Australia. Many people were amazed by Jonathan’s lengthy life. When the turtle began to have health issues a few years back, everyone was concerned and summoned the star’s veterinarian.
The doctor recommended that the turtle’s food be adjusted, explaining that the turtle’s beak softened as he grew older from chewing grass, and that fresh vegetables be included in his diet. His guardians took action right away. Jonathan appears to be totally blind.The turtle, on the other hand, travels with assurance and recognizes his guardian and the veterinarian by their voices.