Jonathan The Tortoise Is The Oldest Living Animal Walking The Planet

How far back do you consider old? If you consider yourself a ’90s kid, just remember that that was 30 years ago! If that sounds like a long time ago, consider that Jonathan the tortoise barely even noticed the past 30 years fly by.

Jonathan is considered to be the world’s oldest living animal, and considering he was born in 1832, that’s saying something.

Jonathan Has Seen Some Things

jonathan the tortoise standing
Photo Credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP via Getty Images
Photo Credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP via Getty Images

Consider everything Jonathan has seen over the course of his life. He was born right at the end of the Industrial Revolution where we moved from hand production to using machines and chemicals. Considering he saw our first machines like the steam engine, today’s machines are lightyears ahead.