At 184 Years Old, This Tortoise Discovers The Joy Of Having A Bath For The First Time

3/5/2016

On March 19, the oldest tortoise in the world, called Jonathan, had a bath for the first time in his life. At the honorable age of 184 years old, the world's oldest living animalwas overjoyed when he got a bath on StHelena island in the Pacific Ocean.

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Originally from theSeychelles, the giant tortoise moved to the island in1882. For his 50th birthday, the British governoron the islandgot the tortoise as a gift.From that moment on, Jonathan carried on living a very peaceful, fulfilling life wandering around the garden of the Plantation House, which is stillhome to the English governor.Ahead of a royal visit in May, it was decided that the most famous celebrity on the island should be given a bath in preparation.

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So the island's vet,Dr. Hollins, got a sponge and some very delicate soap and started giving the animal a much needed soak.After all, there wasalmost two centuries worth of dust and earth that needed cleaning from his shell!

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The giant tortoise who's over 114cm long and 60cm tall was extremely proud to show off his new squeaky clean appearance.

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The tortoise is still in good health and the vet added:

Hopefully he won't have to wait another 185 years before his next bath.
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The proud doctor finished saying: "It was an honour to be able to take care of the oldest animal in the world... A very emotional experience indeed."Watch Jonathan enjoy his first bath here:[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozVoDxddKlg&feature=youtu.be[/embed]