Because they live for so long, till date, no scientist have yet discover any turtle that died from old age. Because of their long life span, it also mean turtle do not reach adulthood until they are 50 years old, Last year, in China they literally found an 800 years old south America turtle, which after archeologist investigate conduct carbon dating on the cloths in his nest, estimated this turtle has lived here since at least the mid 16th century. (The area was originally a forest, but in recent year, due to development, this part of the forest was been cut down, to make was for farm use.)
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