Interestingly, there are sharks alive today that were around when william shakespeare was writing. His best works more than 400 years ago. In fact, there are a number of species with life spans that make the oldest living human seem like a spring. Chicken by comparison here are 10 animals with the longest lifespan, Music, 10. african elephant life span 70 years. African elephants are the largest living land animals and, with an average lifespan of 70 years, one of the oldest experts are able to tell the age using several characteristics, including their size and number of teeth. Females reach breeding age around 10, 12 years old and, unlike us, they may remain fertile for the rest of their lives. They may give birth to around seven babies in total. Being a mummy elephant is no easy task, though their pregnancy lasts 22 months, which is almost three times as long as a human pregnancy, 9. macaw life span 80 years recognizable by their brightly covered feathers. Macaws are members of the parrot family. They have a long life span and in the right environment will live to be 60 to 80 years old. The oldest macaw was reported to live 112 years, macaws are home to the rainforests and they feed on a mix of nuts and seeds. Unfortunately, the majority of these beautiful birds are endangered in the wild, and a few are already extinct due to habitat degradation and the illegal pet trade. Eight long finial life span 100 years long finials typically live up to 100 years old, though the longest living on record reached 106.

. They are native to new zealand and australia and spend most of their life hiding in freshwater streams before migrating to the pacific ocean to breed. They only do this once in the lifetime and die after spawning. They are very slow. Growing animals growing only one two centimeter a year, but females eventually grow to an impressive 73 to 156 centimeter in length 7. galapagos giant tortoise life span, 100 years its not just the galapagos giant tortoise size, thats worth noting its also their age. They can live to be well over 100, with the oldest known to be 152. The oldest is not the most famous, though like many of the animals on earth giant tortoises have a slow pace of life, munching on grass and other vegetation basking in the sun and resting for up to 16 hours. A day 6. red sea urchin life span, 200 years, spines red sea urchins are believed to be almost immortal and are known to live for over 200 years with no signs of aging. They are far more likely to be eaten by a predator than die of an age related condition and a 100 year old is just as healthy and able to reproduce as a young individual. Finding the age of these spinae echinoderms is possible by measuring the levels of carbon 14, a process known as radiocarbon dating 5. koi fish life span 200 years. The average lifespan for japanese koi living under poor conditions is 40 years, though they can live up to 200 years if living in the right conditions, one particular koi named hangiko was the remarkable age of 226.

When she died in 1977., scientists were able to estimate her age by counting growth rings. In her scales, 4. bowhead whale life span 200 years. Bowhead whales can live for over 200 years, which is longer than any other mammal, its not always easy to tell their age, though, as they spend their lives in the arctic and sub arctic and can outlive the researchers that study them. One way to estimate age is to use dna to estimate lifespan with scientists suggesting bowhead whales can live to the grand old age of 268.. Music. 3. greenland shark life span 300 years. Greenland sharks live for between 300 and 500 years and are the longest living vertebrate. They take life very slowly, moving at an average of 0.76 miles per hour. They grow about a centimeter every year, and females may not reach sexual maturity until they are 100 to 150 years old thats, one long childhood, despite their huge size and long lifespan, though these sharks have been a mystery to scientists for years. It was only recently that they discovered a new method of estimating age that involves radiocarbon dating the lens of the sharks eye 2. ocean quahog life span 400 years. Ocean queer hooks are an edible clam with an impressive life span. Many will live to see their 400th birthday and the oldest one on record was 507 years old when it was caught off the coast of iceland. In 2006, scientists were able to determine the age by counting growth rings on the shell, similar to how we ate trees.

Music 1. turretopsis tornia lifespan, immortal turatopsystorni. I also called the immortal jellyfish doesnt die, except while eaten by predators when this amazing animal reaches it old age. It doesnt die instead of dying. It goes back and start as a baby and can perform this operation as many time as possible. They start their life as a larvae known as planula. They then settle on the sea floor and become static polyps before transforming into swimming medusa.