March 24, 2006
Munching Greens in Heaven

RIP Addwaitya:

A giant aldabra tortoise thought to be around 250 years old has died in the Kolkata zoo of liver failure, Indian authorities said on Thursday.

The tortoise had been the pet of Robert Clive, the famous British military officer in colonial India around the middle of the 18th century, a local minister in West Bengal state said.

We saw a blurb on this in the Post, but it didn't have much detail. 250 years is a pretty good run!

Posted by scott at March 24, 2006 12:36 PM

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