Milliyet.com.tr – Known for their longevity, turtles are among the rarest animals that can live with a person for a lifetime. The incident in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was one of the interesting examples. After the death of her father, Nathalie de Almeida went to her mother and started cleaning the house. Nathalie, who had gone upstairs to clean the tent, was shocked at what she saw.
The time for reform is lost
The Almeidas family renovated their home in 1982. During the renovation, the family’s favorite pet ‘Manuela’, their pet tortoise disappeared. Since the housekeepers had left the door open that day, family members thought Manuela had escaped and started looking for the turtle outside. Family members searched around the house for him, but no one saw the tortoise when he asked. On top of that The family ended their search, believing that Manuela had completely disappeared and that they would never be found again.
He was stunned to think of Trash
In 2013, 30 years after Manuela’s disappearance, the family’s father, Lionel de Almeida, died. Lionel loved to fix things, so there were dozens of different things broken in the attic of the house. As the number of items stored in the attic increased over time, the family decided to clear the area. The family, who started cleaning the attic, did not know that they were surprised by the decision. After cleaning the attic, Lionel’s son, Leandro de Almeida, began removing the discarded items. Just then, the family was shocked by the neighbors’ warning.
“I put the garbage bag on the floor and the neighbor said to me, ‘Are you going to throw the turtle too?’ “At first I didn’t understand what he was saying. But then I looked at the garbage and saw Manuela in a box. “
Mother Lenita could not hold back her tears when she found her tortoise. Nathali de Almeida “We were shocked when Manuela came out 30 years later. My mother came to me crying and said, ‘They have found Manuela!’ Says we all turned white in amazement. He said.
In female case, male out
Nearly 10 years after finding Manuela, reporters again knocked on the family’s door. Family members, who said the tortoise was still alive, told reporters they had suffered another blow after finding Manuela. The family, who said they took the tortoise to the vet, named it “Manuela” for testing after finding it because they thought it was their tortoise’s wife. However, the veterinarian states that Manuela was not a woman, but a man, contrary to popular belief. Thus, the turtle’s name was changed to ‘Manual’.
Nathalie Dialmedia, “The manual has grown a lot. I brought her to live with me because I love her so much. “ Mentioning that her mother came to see Manuel from time to time, Nathalie said, “My mother is very happy to see her daughter and grandchildren’s bond with this special animal. Mom feeds him and kisses him to show her love. He is no ordinary tortoise, he is a member of our family. “ He said.
He does not know how he survived for 30 years
The whole family is very happy to see their turtles alive and well. But they do not know how their beautiful animal survived for 30 years. When the tortoise was first found after receiving the news, the veterinarian said Professor Jefferson Pierce said turtles live many years and can live up to 3 years without food. Pierce added that Manuela may have survived by eating the larvae of a whale (white ant) that crawled on the wooden floor of the attic.
Although turtles can survive for a long time without food, they also need water and sunlight, and it is unknown how Manuel met these needs. Many are skeptical of the truth of this survival story. Some even think that the tortoise that was found is not a manual. A different group thinks that father Lionel de Almeida kept the pet for a long time without the knowledge of his family.
The oldest is 160 years old
The oldest tortoise in the world is St. Known as Jonathan, who lives on Helena Island. St. Jonathan, first brought to Helena Island in 1882, was a gift to William Gray-Wilson, then Governor of the island. Jonathan’s veterinarian, Joe Hollins, examines him daily. Hollins thinks Jonathan’s tortoise may be older. Hollins, “I really think he may be old but we have no way of knowing.” Said