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Nublar7
03-23-2006, 10:45 PM
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giant aldabra tortoise thought to be around 250 years old has died in the Kolkata zoo of liver failure, Indian authorities said on Thursday.

The tortoise had been the pet of Robert Clive, the famous British military officer in colonial India around the middle of the 18th century, a local minister in West Bengal state said.

Local authorities say the tortoise, named "Addwaitya" meaning the "The One and Only" in Bengali, was the oldest tortoise in the world but they have not presented scientific proof to back up their claim.

"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.

Poor turtle. :(

GRAPEAPE
03-23-2006, 10:47 PM
He lived a looonnnggg and happy life.

FLOUNDER
03-23-2006, 10:47 PM
Poor turtle?

Poor zoo keepers who had to clean up his crap for 250 years..lol

dolfan72734me
03-23-2006, 10:51 PM
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Poor turtle. :(
Wow, that is amazing. Poor guy.

Alex44
03-23-2006, 10:52 PM
he was 250.....it was his time

darkmistress
03-23-2006, 11:05 PM
it's not a turtle :wink:

spydertl79
03-23-2006, 11:27 PM
It was the tortoise's time...

Nublar7
03-23-2006, 11:27 PM
it's not a turtle :wink:
turtle, tortoise. They look the same to me. :wink:

King Nate
03-23-2006, 11:31 PM
And he died from liver failure? Makes you wonder how much longer the little fella could have gone if he didn't hit the bottle so much...

ih8brady
03-23-2006, 11:43 PM
Ralph Wilson nicknamed him junior...

Buddwalk
03-23-2006, 11:47 PM
holy crap 250 years old :eek:

Nublar7
03-23-2006, 11:49 PM
Ralph Wilson nicknamed him junior...
:lol:

dolfan72734me
03-23-2006, 11:50 PM
Ralph Wilson nicknamed him junior...
:lolcry: :rofl3:

Skeet84
03-23-2006, 11:59 PM
Wow thats a very long time!

Roman529
03-24-2006, 12:05 AM
Damn 250 years!!! Think about that...he was around when George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and the colonists were creating the #1
country ever. R.I.P. Mr. Tortoise...it's been a great life.

CalDolFan1014
03-24-2006, 12:10 AM
May he rest in peace.

Coral Reefer
03-24-2006, 12:15 AM
And he died from liver failure? Makes you wonder how much longer the little fella could have gone if he didn't hit the bottle so much...

Liver failure story was a cover up.

It was those damn Russian squirrels again!

TerryTate
03-24-2006, 02:48 AM
Turtle was older than our country...rock on.

HysterikiLL
03-24-2006, 02:53 AM
That's amazing. What a long life.

ih8brady
03-24-2006, 04:14 AM
Turtle was older than our country...rock on.


bloody shame, too. he nearly discovered how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.

dominizzo
03-24-2006, 04:28 AM
Wow

Miamian
03-24-2006, 05:57 AM
Can you imagine going for 250 years without ever thinking about anything except sleeping, eating, moving slowly from shade to sun and back, and defecating, and probably in his early years Ms. Tortoise?

RIP, not so little guy.

FinaciousOne
03-24-2006, 01:08 PM
250 years beats any Hare I've ever seen.

King Felix
03-24-2006, 01:51 PM
wow 250 years.........that is soooooooo ooooooooo soooooooo long. RIP little "big" fella.

Nublar7
03-24-2006, 03:30 PM
Can you imagine going for 250 years without ever thinking about anything except sleeping, eating, moving slowly from shade to sun and back, and defecating, and probably in his early years Ms. Tortoise?

RIP, not so little guy.
The life of a turtle is great, no pressure and a long life. We should all follow the path of the mighty turtle.

UltraDol-Fan
03-24-2006, 03:59 PM
geez, he was old