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Harriet the Turtle
Birth: Nov. 14, 1830
Death: Jun. 22, 2006

Animal Figure. At the time of her death she was the oldest known animal in the world. The giant Galapagos land tortoise, who weighed 150 kilograms, had been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living chelonian, or tortoise. It is believed she was studied by famed English naturalist Charles Darwin, who named her Harry, believing she was a male; her true gender was not discovered for more than a century. Harriet's keepers celebrated November 14 or 15 as her approximate birthday. She died at the age of 175, at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, Australia, where she was the star attraction. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
Australia Zoo
Queensland, Australia
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Jun 27, 2006
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