It turns out the elderly reptile fell in love with another male tortoise — long believed to be a female named Frederica, according to The Times in the UK. The pair has been inseparable since when the French consul gifted Frederica to the governor of St. Helena as a mate for Jonathan. Their keepers only recently learned that Frederica was really Frederic following a closer examination of his shell. Jonathan is believed to be the oldest resident of the tiny UK territory, which is, coincidentally, struggling to legalize same-sex marriage.
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