Last Sunday was the official birthday of the world's oldest land animal. Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise living on the island of Saint Helena, turned 190 years old. The event was celebrated with a big party, which included a special "salad cake".
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On Saturday, an underwater volcano erupted in the South Pacific Ocean near Tonga. The damage in Tonga isn't fully known yet. But the massive explosion raised concerns of tsunamis all through the Pacific and as far away as the west coast of the United States.
Canary Island Volcano Creates Dangerous Lava River
A volcano began erupting on Sunday in the Canary Islands, sending lava, smoke and ash into the surrounding area. The eruption has forced thousands of people from their homes. Scientists say the eruption could continue for weeks.
Bangladesh Begins Moving Rohingya to Remote Island
Last Friday, the government of Bangladesh began moving Rohingya refugees to a remote island that is known for flooding. Many people are concerned for the safety of the refugees, some of whom did not want to go to the island.
Four years ago, a brand new island rose up out of the south Pacific Ocean near Tonga. Now scientists have visited the island and made some new discoveries.
The island of Niue is a 3.5 hour flight from New Zealand. For ducks, that's too far to fly. So how in the world did Trevor the duck get there?