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Oldest Turtle Dies in Kolkata Zoo


A huge turtle thought to be around 255 years old has died in the Kolkata zoo of liver failure, Indian authorities said on Thursday.

The turtle had been the pet of Robert Clive, the famous British military officer in colonial India around the middle of the 18th century, a local minister in West Bengal state said. Local authorities say the turtle named "Addwaitya" was the oldest tortoise in India. There is controversy about his age but more tests will be performed to ascertain that.

Gautam Gupta has more on the story.

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