10 Longest Life Span Animals

Wildlife

1. Arctica Islandica (Ocean quahog) - this is a species of edible clam. It has a life span of 405 – 410 years and there were reports of a maximum age of 507 years!

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Arctica Islandia

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Arctica Islandia

2. Bowhead Whales – Life span of about 200 years. Although this idea was unproven for a time, recent research has indicated that bowhead whales recently killed still had harpoons in their bodies from about 1890, which, along with analysis of amino acids, has indicated a maximum life span of 177 to 245 years

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Bowhead Whales

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Bowhead Whales

 

3. Eels – Thought to have a life span of over 150 years

Eels - Thought to have a life span of over 150 years

Eels – Thought to have a life span of over 150 years

4. Tuataras – The tuatara is a reptile that is endemic to New Zealand and which, though it resembles most lizards, is part of a distinct lineage, order Rhynchocephalia. These amazing reptiles are thought to have a life span of 100 – 200 years and more

Tuataras -  life span of 100 - 200 years and more

Tuataras – life span of 100 – 200 years and more

 

5. Galápagos giant tortoise - life span of 190 years. People come from all over the world to watch these magnificent creatures in the Galapagos Islands

Galápagos giant tortoise

Galápagos giant tortoise

 

6. Greenland Sharks - The Greenland Shark is a species of shark native to the North Atlantic. It is believed to have a life span of over 200 years

Greenland Sharks

Greenland Sharks

 

7.Koi - The Koi fish has a life span of over 200 years. This Japanese species of fish is a domesticated common carp that is kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Koi fish

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Koi fish

 

8. Macaws – Macaws are long-tailed, often colourful parrots, that can live up to 80 – 100 years in captivity

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Macaws

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Macaws

 

9. Asian elephants - The Asian Elephant is known to have reached a maximum life span of about 86 years

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Asian Elephants

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Asian Elephants


10. Horses - Depending on breed, management and environment, the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years. Uncommonly, a few animals live into their 40s and, occasionally, beyond. The oldest verifiable record was “Old Billy”, a 19th-century horse that lived to the age of 62

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Horse

10 Longest Life Span Animals: Horse

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