Aging Very Slowly
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The reason that the tortoise can live for so long is in its sluggish pace. Due to this crawling means of transportation, the body of a tortoise does not require a multitude of energy to function properly. In fact, many of these animals are known to simply lounge around and not move for extended periods of time. A more famous tortoise from Madagascar called Tui Malila lived for 188 years. The biological ultimatum seems to be weather you want to do things and go places with your short life or slowly roam and stand around for what must seem like an eternity. Choosing "B" comes with the ability to stock up on food when it presents itself. So-called reserves can help sustain a tortoise until it comes upon a next meal. [source]
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