Jonathon the giant tortoise, famous resident at Plantation House on the South Atlantic island of St Helena on Mallory on Travel adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain Mallory-300-31 jonathan_tortoise

Jonathan the Giant Tortoise, St Helena’s celebrity Resident

The most famous resident of St Helena steadily crawled over, posed dutifully, then probably weary of travelling paparazzi, disdainfully returned to his dinner. Gary Arndt, and I had been given a private audience with the planet’s oldest known living land animal, leaving me a little star struck. Jonathan hasn’t let his celebrity status go to his head however, and his …