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

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:50:50 AM
re: Harriet Is Dead Maybe the key to longevity isn't genetic adaptability as Darwin would suggest. Maybe if you want to live a really long time, you need to take up residence in a zoo.
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