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Central Florida Tortoise Frank The Tank Dies At 100

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Frank the Tank, an Aldabra Giant Tortoise like this one pictured above, died at a Central Florida theme park on April 19, 2012. He was thought to be more than 100 years old. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images.

Frank the Tank, an Aldabra Giant Tortoise like this one pictured above, died at a Central Florida theme park on April 19, 2012. He was thought to be more than 100 years old. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images.

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SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A 660-pound tortoise in central Florida believed to be more than 100 years old has died. The Ocala Star-Banner reports Frank the Tank died in his pen at Silver Spring Nature’s Theme Park on Thursday.

The Aldabra tortoise was the oldest animal at the theme park, where he lived for nearly 40 years.

Aldabra tortoises are a native species in a group of islands belonging to Seychelles, a country off Africa’s east coast.

Frank the Tank is believed to have died from old age.

(© 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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