190-year-old tortoise celebrates seaside.

The world's oldest tortoise celebrated his birthday with friends and family on St. Helena's coastal resort on December 2 and 3.

Jonathan the Tortoise's three-day party celebrated his status as the oldest animal living with cake and fresh vegetables.

Sir Spencer Davis, Saint Helena's governor, gave Jonathan to the island in 1882.

Jonathan has become a global superstar since then.Jonathan and Frederica had a prominent 26-year relationship that produced no children in 1991

Veterinarians were puzzled by Frederica's relationship with Jonathan, but it was eventually revealed that Frederica was Frederic, explaining why the couple never had any tortoises.

Jonathan is the oldest chelonian—a category that includes tortoises, turtles, and terrapins—ever recorded.

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