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  • 'Darwin's Tortoise' Takes Her Secrets to the Grave at the Age of 176

    06/23/2006 5:38:18 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 889+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-24-2006 | Mark Chipperfield
    'Darwin's tortoise' takes her secrets to the grave at the age of 176 By Mark Chipperfield in Sydney (Filed: 24/06/2006) Harriet, a 23st Galapagos tortoise, has died in a Queensland wildlife park at the age of 176, carrying to her grave the mystery of her origins. John Hangar, a senior veterinarian at the Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, said the reptile suffered a heart attack on Thursday. "Harriet sadly died last night after, thankfully, a very short illness," he said. "She had a heart attack and passed away quietly overnight." Harriet made it into the Guinness Book of World...