Top 10 Longest Living Animals
Animals living under natural conditions rarely approach their maximum possible age because of very high death rates due to infant mortality, diseases, predators, bad weather, habitat destruction, or competition for food and shelter.
Here we list ten animals that would have the longest lifespans living under ideal circumstances.
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[Music] Hi guys and welcome back so let’s talk About the top 10 longest living animals Let’s go Animals living under natural conditions Rarely approach their maximum possible Age because of Very high death rates due to infant Mortality diseases predators bad weather Habitat destruction or competition for Food and shelter Here are the 10 animals that would have The longest lifespans living under ideal Circumstances Recognizable by their bright coverage Feathers macaws are members of the Parrot family they have a long lifespan And in the right environment will live To be 60 to 80 years old there are at Home in the rainforest and feed on a mix Of nuts and seeds Unfortunately though 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 African elephant 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
It’s a process that requires Observational skills and a lot of Practice Females reach breeding age around 10 to 12 years old and unlike us they may Remain fertile for the rest of their Lives They may give birth to around 7 babies In total being a mummy elephant is no Easy task though Their pregnancy only lasts 22 months Which is almost three times as long as a Human pregnancy Long fin eel Long fin eels typically live up to 60 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 fresh water streams before Migrating to the pacific ocean to breed They only do this once in a lifetime and Die after spawning They are very slow growing animals and Growing only one to two centimeters a Year but females eventually grow to an Impressive 73 to 156 centimeters in Length Galapagos giant tortoise It’s not just the galapagos giant Tortoise size that’s worth noting it’s 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
Lonesome george was the last remaining Pinta island tour toys on the island and For a while the world’s rarest creature He died in 2012 at around 100 years of Age like many of the animals on our list 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 Red sea urchin 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 the spiny and Chemoderms is possibly or possible by Measuring the levels of carbon-14 a Process known as radiocarbon dating Koi fish The average lifespan for japanese koi is Around 40 years though they can live a Lot longer if living in the right Conditions One particular koi named hanako 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
Bowhead whale Bowhead whales can live for over 200 Years which is longer than any other Mammal it’s not always easy to tell Their age though as they spend their Lives in the arctic and sub-arctic and Can outlive their researchers that study Them One way to estimate age is to base It on fragments of harpoons left in the Blubber of captured animals One individual had harpoon fragments Dating back to the 1800s Another weight is to use dna to estimate Lifespan with scientists suggesting Bowhead whales can live to the grand old Age of 268. Greenland shark Greenland sharks live for between 300 And 500 years and our longest living Vertebrae They take life very slowly moving at an Average of 0.76 mph They grow about a centimeter every year And females may not reach sexual Maturity until they are 100 to 150 years Old and that’s 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 eye New tissues are added to the lens every Year and it is possible to tell the age By how much carbon isotope is present in The tissues Ocean quahog Ocean quahogs are an edible clam with an Impressive lifespan 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 age trees They can also find out other information Too How the shells form over time tell Scientists how the oceans have changed Immortal jellyfish Can you imagine being immortal reaching Old age and then instead of dying going Back again and start again as a baby to Us this is the stuff of dreams for the Immortal jellyfish it is real life These amazing animals start their life As larvae and known as planula swirling Around in the ocean They could settle on the seafloor and Become static polyps before transforming Into swimming medusa So far So normal but If at any stage immortal jellyfish
Experience injury or stress from changes In the environment they can go backwards To the polyp stage and start again and They can do this over and over if they Get the chance Many one though as they become dinner For other animals That’s it for today stay safe and see You on to the next one