Happy Birthday, Tortoise Harriet!

Yesterday Tortoise Harriet celebrated her 175th birthday. In 1835 Charles Darwin took Harriet from the Galapagos islands to Britain, when she was just 5 years old (probably still a baby in turtle-terms). Harriet now lives in the zoo in Brisbane, Australia.

If you want to learn more about Harriet, click here.

(Oh, and perhaps somebody could tell me what the heck the difference is between a turtle and a tortoise.)

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Tortoise Harriet!

  1. Dorie

    Sorry, that was me who deleted the comment before. I was trying to figure out how to make a link work, but I’m not sure if you can.

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