World’s oldest living animal, Jonathan the tortoise is starting over with a clean sheet at 184 years old - after a vet gave him his first ever bath. Dr Joe Hollins, the vet for the British outpost of St Helena in the south Atlantic where Jonathan lives, decided to give him a spruce up ahead of a royal visit in a few weeks' time. The 58-year-old doctor scrubbed off his back with a loofah, soft brush and surgical soap.
Although he has lost his sense of smell and his eyesight is fading, Jonathan is said to be in good health. More photos below;