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Dead: Harriet, Tortoise, age 175


 Harriet the tortoise, one of the world's oldest known living creatures,
 has died in Australia aged about 175.

 Senior vet Dr John Hangar told Australia's ABC that Harriet, a Giant
 Galapagos tortoise, had died of heart failure after a short illness.

 "She had a very fairly acute heart attack and thankfully passed away
 quietly overnight," Dr Hangar said.

A quiet service is planned. Donations in her may be made to the Home for Aged Tortoises.