Oldest animals ever, who lived a full life
It is surprising to know about these animals and mammals
Animals had lived on Earth for centuries, way before humans came to life. They have been the oldest friends of humans, providing comfort and companionship at their finest. While we humans leave the planet after living a full life, some creatures have been living forever on the planet. Yes, you heard that right. Some mammals and creatures have surpassed humans in life expectancy. While the mystery can’t be unravelled, here is presenting a list of animals that have lived the longest life on Earth.
Western lowland gorillas
These subspecies are native to the Congo Basin and are the most widespread of all the gorilla species, with a lifespan ranging from 30 to 40 years. The world’s longest-living western lowland zoo-born gorilla was Cola at the Columbus Zoo. She did at the age of 60 in 2017.
Albatrosses are birds with a life expectancy of up to 50 years or more. And the longest-living albatross is in the US, which is also one of the world’s oldest known wild birds, is a Laysan albatross called Wisdom. This albatrosses’ age is expected to be at least 68-years-old. She is said to have surpassed the living age of her species of 12-40 years.
Giants Galapagos Tortoise
The Giant Galapagos tortoises are considered to be one of the longest living creatures on Earth. This is proved due to their vertebrates that have the longest lifespan, an average of 200 years. The longest living was a male tortoise named Adwaita at Alipore Zoological Gardens of Kolkata, who died at the age of 255 in 2006. Adwaita is said to have lived on a diet of wheat bran, carrots, lettuce, soaked chickpea, bread, grass, and salt.
Animals aside, the world is also full of mammals that have lived a quiet and peaceful life under the sea. And bowhead whales, also known as Arctic whales, are the longest-living mammals on Earth. While the life expectancy of these bowhead whales is believed to be over 200 years old, the oldest known bowhead whale is believed to be 211 years old.
These are the species of jellyfish that have no brain and heart. Therefore, Turritopsisdohrnii is the only creature on Earth that is considered an immortal creature. They live in tropical waters, and as explained by scientists, such jellyfish live up to certain age, then begin to get younger, and eventually return to their original stage.
Other longest living animals and sea creatures are Antarctic sponge, Red Sea Urchin, Koi Fish, Lamellibrachia, Greenland Shark, Rougheye rockfish, and Tuatara.