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ClaudiaZ-S
Dec 26th, 2005, 06:33 PM
Timothy, who weighed 11 pounds (5kg), was found in 1854 on board a Portuguese privateer by Captain John Courtenay Everard of the Royal Navy, a relative of the 10th Earl of Devon. He went on to become the ship's mascot during the Crimean War. He then stayed aboard a succession of naval vessels until given a life ashore in 1892 and was looked after by the members of the Courtenay family ever since. He lived at Powderham Castle near Exeter, England and was owned by Lady Gabrielle Courtenay. He arrived there fully-grown in the late 19th Century. The castle's Rose Garden had been his home since 1935. In recent years, he wore a tag reading: "My name is Timothy. I am very old - please do not pick me up." During his stay, Timothy showed a keen instinct for survival, even digging his own air raid shelter under a set of terrace steps during World War II after feeling the vibrations of bombs in Exeter. This year he emerged from hibernation as usual in February, but was suffering from colds and had developed breathing difficulties. He died two months later at age 160. (in 2004)
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http://galleries.news24.com/daily/20040407/images/24.jpg
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SloKid
Dec 26th, 2005, 06:35 PM
Those turtles must really have a great social security system...:eek:

tennislover
Dec 26th, 2005, 07:25 PM
:cool: :cool: :cool:

Ellery
Dec 26th, 2005, 07:45 PM
:worship:

PamShriverRockz
Dec 26th, 2005, 07:46 PM
160!? :eek: He would have remembered Cliff Richard's first single though ;)

Wigglytuff
Dec 26th, 2005, 08:03 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

tennislover
Dec 26th, 2005, 08:32 PM
http://galleries.news24.com/daily/20040407/images/24.jpg


Hello, grand-dad!!! :wavey:

tennislover
Dec 26th, 2005, 08:33 PM
160!? :eek: He would have remembered Cliff Richard's first single though ;)

:lol:

SloKid
Dec 26th, 2005, 08:38 PM
160!? :eek: He would have remembered Cliff Richard's first single though ;)
Remembered? He must have produced it...:p

controlfreak
Dec 27th, 2005, 12:13 AM
He outlived those teenage mutant ninja turtles. Or are they still around... waiting to make a comeback as the twentysomething mutant ninja turtles?

Julian
Dec 27th, 2005, 03:56 AM
he should have been knighted :(

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 27th, 2005, 03:59 AM
Remembered? He must have produced it...:p

He must have produced Cliff Richards mom in the back seat of horse carried wagon!! ;) :kiss:

Drake1980
Dec 27th, 2005, 05:45 AM
that's amazing, and so cute

wipeout
Dec 27th, 2005, 07:51 AM
I remember I heard about this little guy before.

I wondered what the record age for a tortoise was and it turns out to be either 188 or 192 years old:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tui_Malila

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 27th, 2005, 08:00 AM
Aaaaawl..he looked like one of my AUNTS :p

CooCooCachoo
Dec 27th, 2005, 08:19 AM
Aaaaawl..he looked like one of my AUNTS :p

:speakles:

RVD
Dec 27th, 2005, 08:27 AM
that's amazing, and so cuteAre you kidding? look at the muzzle on that beast? :eek: :lol:

I kid, I kid.
I think turtles ROCK! :rocker2:

Kirt12255
Dec 27th, 2005, 08:55 AM
Was wondering why I hadn't seen Tori Spelling in the gossip mags, has gone incognito in the Amazon.;)

tennislover
Dec 27th, 2005, 09:55 AM
Aaaaawl..he looked like one of my AUNTS :p
what adorable aunt she must be! :D :cool:

Capriatifan1
Dec 27th, 2005, 10:00 AM
Currently oldest living creature:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=16265479&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=exclusive--the-oldest-creature-on-earth-name_page.html%20


really a fun story!

RVD
Dec 27th, 2005, 10:15 AM
Currently oldest living creature:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=16265479&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=exclusive--the-oldest-creature-on-earth-name_page.html%20


really a fun story!Kewl story. Funny how no one thought enough to turn her over and check her gender. :lol: Poor thing was denied love for far too many years. :sad: :)

ClaudiaZ-S
Dec 27th, 2005, 11:02 AM
175 yo :eek:

tennislover
Dec 27th, 2005, 11:05 AM
she looks fitter than me :o

PamShriverRockz
Dec 27th, 2005, 11:05 AM
OMG 175!? Ok this creature definately would have remembered er Cliff Richard's 25th birthday ;)

tennislover
Dec 27th, 2005, 11:52 AM
OMG 175!? Ok this creature definately would have remembered er Cliff Richard's 25th birthday ;)

:lol: