Oldest animal in the world dies

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A 176-year-old giant tortoise believed to have been studied by famed English naturalist Charles Darwin, has died in Australia after a short illness.

Harriet was hatched on the Galapagos Islands in 1830 but lived out her final years at Australia Zoo in southeast Queensland where she was the star attraction.

Senior veterinarian John Hangar said the 330-pound reptile died on Thursday night after a short illness.

Whoa, whoa, a 330 POUND TURTLE? What did I miss?

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I just kind of wonder how they know when it died. Or how they knew it was alive... I can't imagine a 330 lb centenarian+ turtle being a ball of energy.


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