Harriet Is Dead

Cut down at the tender age of 175

June 23, 2006

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Harriet Is Dead

10:25 AM -- Sad news from the BBC today:

  • Harriet the tortoise, one of the world's oldest known living creatures, has died in Australia aged about 175.

    Senior vet Dr John Hangar told Australia's ABC that Harriet, a Giant Galapagos tortoise, had died of heart failure after a short illness.

    "She had a very fairly acute heart attack and thankfully passed away quietly overnight," Dr Hangar said...

    Her keepers put her longevity down to a stress-free life.

Harriet.gif(Red Panda commemorated her 175th birthday last fall: Darwin's Tortoise.)

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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