See Top 10 Animals With The Longest Lifespan Around The World
Life is one of the most precious thing in life, and most people wish to live long and have enough time fullfulling what they long for and what makes them happy.
But have you ever thought about the animals with the longest life span, around the world... Well today we are going to show you the top 10 creatures with the longest life span.
Depending on breed, management and environment, the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years.
9. Asian elephants
Asiatic elephants reach adulthood at 17 years of age in both sexes. Average elephant life expectancy is 60 years in the wild and 80 in captivity, although this has been exaggerated in the past.
Considered one of the national treasures of India, the 86 year old elephant named Dakshayani is currently the oldest known elephant in the world.
Adult blue and gold macaws typically live between 30 and 35 years in the wild. When captive as pets or cared for at zoos, these birds can live upwards of 50 years.
One blue and gold macaw was reported to be 112 years old in 2011, although claims that the bird belonged to Winston Churchill were proved false.
Koi have been reported to achieve ages of 100–200 years. One famous scarlet koi named "Hanako" was owned by several individuals, the last of whom was Komei Koshihara.
In July 1974, a study of the growth rings of one of the koi's scales reported that Hanako was 226 years old.
6. Greenland Shark
One possible explanation for the sharks' longevity is that they spend their lives 2,000 meters down, where the water temperature is around 29 degrees Fahrenheit.
Extreme cold is associated with slow metabolism and maturation — Greenland sharks don't reach adulthood until age 150 — as well as long life spans.
5. Galapagos giant tortoise
A typical pet turtle can live between 10 and 80 years or so while larger species can easily live over 100 years.
It is difficult to measure the age of turtles for obvious reasons but some guess that turtles could be around for 400 to 500 years old
Tuatara have one of the slowest growth rates of any reptile, and they keep growing until they are about 35 years old. A tuatara's average life span is about 60 years but they probably live up to 100 years.
Adults remain in freshwater rivers and streams for the majority of their lives. Once they reach s*xual maturity, they return to the Sargasso Sea to spawn and die. American eels usually live for at least five years, though some eels can reach 150 years and above.
2. Bowhead Whales
Bowhead Whales has an average 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.
1. Ocean Quahogs
Ocean quahogs are among the longest-lived marine organisms in the world. Off the U.S. East Coast, where the fishery takes place, ocean quahogs can live for at least 200 years.
They grow very slowly and do not start to reproduce until around age 6, and do not reach a commercially harvestable size until about age 20.
A very unique jellyfish which can revert back to its premature state when exposed to stress or injury.
It turns out that once the adult form of the 4.5 mm-wide species Turritopsis dohrnii have reproduced, they don't die but transform themselves back into their juvenile polyp state.
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