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A Tortoise at the Oakland Zoo Is Older Than Any Living Human

He predates computers, airplanes, and even cars.

A tortoise at the Oakland Zoo. Courtesy Thomas Smith

When most people visit the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, California, they’re probably mostly focused on the big, showy animals. Elephants, lions, chimps, and the like are fun and dramatic. But if you head to the back of the zoo, right by the entrance to the children’s zoo, you’ll find something even more remarkable…

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