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Everybody likes a birthday. Some people live long enough to have 120 them. The world's oldest land animal has just celebrated his 190th birthday. The animal is a Seychelles giant turtle called Jonathan. Zoologists believe he was born 1832, but there are no official records his birth. Some scientists think Jonathan might actually be ten years older. He could be as old as 200. Jonathan was born the Seychelles. He was taken to the British overseas territory St Helena the South Atlantic Ocean in 1882 as a gift the St Helena governor. Jonathan was born before Britain's Queen Victoria became queen, and before the invention the postage stamp, Morse code, refrigeration, and the gun.

Jonathan's vets say he had a good birthday. There was a three-day party him. Chefs made him a special tortoise birthday cake that was full his favourite vegetables. St Helena also launched a set special postage stamps to celebrate his birthday. Unfortunately, Jonathan did not get to see any the celebrations because he is blind. He also has no sense smell. However, he has an excellent sense hearing, so he could hear "Happy Birthday" being sung. Jonathan's vet, Joe Hollins, said the giant tortoise still has plenty energy. He also likes to relax the sun. Mr Hollins said: "On mild days, he will sunbathe - his long neck and legs stretched fully of his shell to absorb heat and transfer it to his core."

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