Timmy, British Navy Tortoise, Dead at 160

He was first discovered on a Portuguese vessel in 1854, and served as a mascot on a number of Royal Navy ships, including service in the Crimean War.

Timmy was brought ashore in 1892 and moved into his own garden at Powderham Castle, near Exeter

During World War II, he was seen digging his own bomb shelter under some steps when bombs hitting the English town of Exeter.

His most recent inherited owner, Lady Gabrielle Countenay, 91, said that Timmy will be buried at a family plot on the estate.