One of the oldest animals in the world has died at the Australia Zoo, at the old age of 176, from heart failure. Harriet the Tortoise
was born in 1830, and was originally brought to Britain from the Galapagos Islands
when she was 5 years old. She stayed there until she moved to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens
in the mid-1800's. She was later bought by the Australia Zoo
A couple of months after Harriet's death, her "daddy" and owner of the Australia Zoo, Steve Irwin died
from a stingray wound to the chest on a diving documentary expedition. The naturalist field will not be the same without his trademark "Crikey!" as he brought the wild up close and personal. He leaves behind his wife, a daughter (8) and a son (2).