Top 10 Animals with Longest Lifespan
Human lifespan might be increasing every time, currently at about 78.5 years according to CDC. But it is nowhere close to some creatures sharing the same world we live in today. Some recorded stories where some bird celebrated his 79th birthday while a certain reptile who became a father at the age of 111 put human stats to shame.
Here is our top 10 list of creatures who can roam the earth for a longer time.
#10 : Horses
Horses have a life expectancy of 25 to 30 depending on its breed. Uncommon cases were recorded where few lived over 40 years, but the oldest horse called “Old Billy” lived to the age of 62.
#9 : Macaws
Macaws are long-tailed, colorful and beautiful parrots. Macaws can live up to 50 years. This is often misquoted s 100 years as their life expectancy.
#8 : Asian Elephants
How long do elephants live?
The Asian elephants live till they are 86 years old at an average of 60 years.
#7 : Eels
Eels do have a lifespan of over 85 years.
#6 : Galapagos giant tortoise
They have a lifespan of 100 years. People come from all over the world to watch these magnificent creatures in the Galapagos Islands which is on the UNESCO world heritage list.
#5 : Koi fish
This Japanese species of fish is a domesticated common carp that is kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. They live up to 200 years.
#4 : Greenland sharks
The Greenland Shark is a species of shark native to the North Atlantic. It is believed to have a lifespan of over 200 years.
#3 : Tuataras
The tuatara is a reptile that is endemic to New Zealand. They are the most iconic looking lizards that resemble the look of a small dragon. They live from 100 – over 200 years.
#2 : Bowhead Whales
Lifespan ranging from 177 years to 245 years of age. Some researchers proved that some of the whales that were killed recently had harpoons from 18th century attached to their bodies.
#1 : Arctica Islandica (Ocean quahog)
This known species of edible clam is known to have lived to the age of 507 years of age with an average of 400 years.
These are the animals with the 10 longest life spans apart from humans.