A Wildlife Article from All-Creatures.org

Famous Tortoise Survivor of World War I Celebrates 106 Years in New Zealand

FROM End Animal Slaughter
April 2022

Torty Tortoise

New Zealand’s only living World War 1 “veteran” is a tortoise, who it is estimated could be 200 years old.

Torty’ survived being run over by a French gun carriage, and was brought back to New Zealand in 1918 by her rescuer, stretcher bearer Stewart Little.

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