Robert Clive was gifted an Aldabra giant tortoise in the mid-1700s which he named Adwaita. It passed away about 250 years later in 2006.
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Until around the 20th century, the cow was considered sacred (and beef taboo) in Japan, China, and other parts of South East Asia. It was also similarly considered in Ancient Egypt.
The Tamil word for the dhole (aka Asiatic wild dog aka Indian wild dog) is Chennai (red dog).