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120 giant tortoises and 86-year-old man living on island together [video]


In 1962, former newspaper editor Brendon Grimshaw purchased the island of Moyenne for £8,000. Along with a partner, he set out to make the desolate Indian Ocean island habitable. Grimshaw and Rene Antoine Lafortune planted 16,000 trees and built 4.8 kilometers of nature paths, raising the value of the tiny island to €34 million. Fifty years later, the island only has one occupant, the now 86-year-old Grimshaw. Correction: one human resident. Meet Grimshaw’s island-mates in this profile from the BBC.

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