|Human age||Turtle age||Occasion|
|5y||12y 6m||Starting primary school|
|13y||32y 5m||Can get social media|
|16y||39y 11m||Drive a moped, can consent to sexual activity|
|18y||44y 5m||Become an adult|
|35y||87y 3m||Age limit for the US president|
|50y||124y 8m||50 anniversary|
|65y||162y 1m||Retirement age|
|100y||249y 4m||100 anniversary|
We all know that turtles live long lives. In fact turtles live 80 years. Whereas tortoise live much longer. Tortoises are sea (water) creatures and turtles are land animals. In this calculation, we are using a tortoise lifespan of 177 years and we call it turtle age. Logical no? But it is more fun.
For this calculation we are using the human lifespan of 71 years. To compare it with turtle life expectancy 177 years we can have a lot of fun. If we were turtles, for everything we would need to be older. E.g. we as turtle babies we could start school at the age of 10y. We could not start smoking before the age of 40, and retirement would start at the age of 140 years. Have a look at the table.
The longest living tortoise was Adwaita, an Aldabra giant tortoise that died in 2006 in the Alipore Zoological Gardens of Kolkata India, is believed for the tortoise to have lived to the age of 255 years but this has not been confirmed.
The longest living tortoise is Jonathan. He was born - hatched in 1832. For example in the same year on Jul 24 Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by Wyoming's South Pass or Nicknamed 'Old Hickory', Jackson served as the 7th President of the United States (1829-1837) and a lot of other interesting things. He was 33 years (1865) when Abraham Lincoln (16th president of USA) was assassinated. In January 2016, the BBC reported that Jonathan was given a new diet that intended to keep him healthy and extend his life. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_(tortoise)
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