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Giant tortoise to celebrate 128th birthday

May 29, 2009 | Comment icon 11 comments



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A giant tortoise called Methuselah is celebrating its 128th birthday. The gentle giant was born in 1881 in the Galapagos Islands and has lived at the reptile gardens near Rapid City since 1956.
Methuselah, the giant tortoise that resides at the Reptile Gardens tourist attraction south of Rapid City, will celebrate his 128th birthday in June.The giant tortoise, born in 1881 in the Galapagos Islands, has been a part of the popular Black Hills attraction since 1956."


Source: Rapid City Journal | Comments (11)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by schizoidwoman 13 years ago
Aw, happy birthday!
Comment icon #3 Posted by The Silver Thong 13 years ago
Methuselah, as this gentle tortoise likes to be called Happy B-day Methuselah
Comment icon #4 Posted by Wickian 13 years ago
Don't tortoise's live long lives because their organs age very slowly?
Comment icon #5 Posted by 747400 13 years ago
How do they know that's what he likes to be called? It just goes to show what a healthy diet and good living can do for you It's a nice story, they've obviously been looking after him well. What they don't say is that he smokes twenty a day and has a bottle of whiskey every night . That bit was suppressed by the health industry.
Comment icon #6 Posted by stevewinn 13 years ago
Comment icon #7 Posted by Still Waters 13 years ago
What they don't say is that he smokes twenty a day and has a bottle of whiskey every night . That bit was suppressed by the health industry. Well you know what they say.... a little bit of what you fancy does you good
Comment icon #8 Posted by Still Waters 13 years ago
Classic
Comment icon #9 Posted by _Libby 13 years ago
What they don't say is that he smokes twenty a day and has a bottle of whiskey every night . That bit was suppressed by the health industry. *sniggers at mental image*
Comment icon #10 Posted by bbdll18 13 years ago
Don't tortoise's live long lives because their organs age very slowly? Just goes to show you you have to slow down and not be in such a hurry to get things done. Having to hurry stresses a body out.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Odetth 13 years ago
I bought a turtle today. Maybe I can make it live longer, even if it is impossible for me to live that long.


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