He hatched before the lightbulb was invented!
The year was 1832 — and Jonathan the tortoise was just a tiny hatchling.
The world was a very different place back then; the lightbulb had yet to be invented, and cars were still half a century away.
But Jonathan, who is a Seychelles giant tortoise, lived to see it all. At around 187 years old, he’s now the oldest-known animal in the world — and he’s living a relaxing life on the remote island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic, where he’s been since the late 1880s.