Life in the Long 19th Century

Meet a living “Long Victorian” – born 1832

Jonathan the giant Seychelles tortoise was born c.1832 (perhaps earlier) and, wonderful to say, he's is still going strong. Six years ago Joe Hollins became the first permanent vet on the island of St Helena, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Here he looked after the oldest known land animal in the world, a… Continue reading Meet a living “Long Victorian” – born 1832

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