How long can a tortoise live?

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Many people know tortoises as creatures who can live exceptionally long lives! – Exactly how long can they actually live??

Although most tortoises live to be about 100 years old on average, some have been known to live well past that marker and have lived as long as 200-250 years!

The reason why tortoises are able to live so long seems to have a lot to do with how they’re built and how they live! Because they are protected by a strong hard shell, tortoises are good at avoiding predators. Tortoises also live and move slowly, which means they use up less energy than lots of other creatures. – If a tortoise is unable to find enough food, they are better at surviving on less than animals who burn through their energy really quickly!

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    Live it up!

    Imagine what it would be like to be a 200-year-old tortoise. Think of all the changes you would see going by you over that many years!

    What are some of the changes you think you would notice? The clothing that people wear would definitely be one changing thing, and even the way they speak might be different over the course of time!

    What do you think would be some of the coolest things and some of the hardest parts about  living for such a long time??
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