Wednesday, November 23, 2005


world's oldest, longest living, vegan on record on the planet and still alive is 175 years old, world record oldest on planet EXCLUSIVE: THE OLDEST CREATURE ON EARTH
She was hatched when Queen Victoria was still a teenager she's now 175 years old - By Clare Raymond

HER skin is wrinkled and she's carrying a few extra pounds, but there's still a twinkle in the old girl's eyes.

In fact she's in uncommonly good shape for someone who was born before Victoria came to the throne.

Harriet, a giant (vegetarian) Galapagos Land tortoise and the world's oldest living creature, celebrates her 175th birthday.

Whilst animal research is not a good way to determine effects on humans it's still a good example of the potential benefits of a vegan / vegetarian diets.

Harriet dines on a diet of aubergines, courgettes, string beans, parsley, squash, endives, carrots, tomatoes, bok choi and her favourite morning treat - pink hibiscus flowers.

While Harriet is currently the oldest living being on earth, she isn't the oldest living animal ever.

According to the Guinness Book Of World Records, a Madagascar radiated tortoise called Tui Malila presented to the Tongan royal family by Captain James Cook in the late 1700s, was either 188 or 192 when it died in 1965.