World's oldest living land animal celebrates 191st birthday

02:30 PM | 4 Dec, 2023
World's oldest living land animal celebrates 191st birthday
Source: Guiness World Record

The world's oldest living land animal, a tortoise named Jonathan, celebrated the 191st birthday on the island of St Helena, South Atlantic. 

Unknown at birth, she was brought to St Helena in 1882 when she was at least fifty years old, from the Seychelles. Because of his longevity, Jonathan's name will always be listed in the Guinness World Records.

Not only has this huge tortoise from the Seychelles observed the passing of time, but it has also resisted its limitations. Jonathan still has a strong will to live despite the difficulties that come with becoming older, such as losing his sense of smell and having cataracts almost completely blind him. 

Weekly hand feedings of a nutritious combination of fruits and vegetables by a committed staff safeguard his well-being and supply him with vital nutrients.

Jonathan has lived at Plantation House, the governor's mansion in St. Helena, for an incredible 141 years. a demonstration of the island's dedication to protecting this ancient creature's legacy.

Jonathan turns 191 today, and it serves as a constant reminder of the beauties of nature. His story serves as a metaphor for resiliency, showing us that life can flourish with kindness and care even in the face of ageing.

The incredible narrative of the world's oldest living land mammal captivates an audience worldwide, and Jonathan's story transcends the boundaries of his island home. As we honour this living relic, an emissary of longevity, let's consider the deep ties that bind us to the planet and its remarkable people.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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