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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