A resident of St. Helena Island in the South Atlantic, Jonathan happens to be the oldest known animal on Earth.
His scrub down, administered by veterinarian Joe Hollins and posted on YouTube this week, lasted only about an hour. Just a bucket of soapy water, a soft brush, a loofah and one very indifferent tortoise.
But you can certainly hear that sponge scrubbing away the ages. And what lies beneath those calcified layers of grime? That ancient stockpile of dirt?
Just a tortoise named Jonathan. A somewhat cleaner 184-year-old tortoise.