Top 8 Oldest Animals On Earth In 2024

By Tena Burdge March 19, 2024, 10:22 AM

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1. Bowhead Whale

Bowhead whales are believed to be the longest-living mammals on Earth, with some individuals estimated to live over 200 years.

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2. Galapagos Giant Tortoise

These iconic tortoises have been known to live well over 100 years, with some individuals reaching ages of 150 years or more.

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3. Greenland Shark

Research suggests that Greenland sharks can live for several centuries, with the oldest individuals estimated to be over 400 years old.

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4. Ocean Quahog

These deep-sea clams are among the longest-lived animals known, with some individuals reaching ages of over 500 years.

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5. Rougheye Rockfish

Rockfish, including the rougheye species, are known for their longevity, with some individuals living over 200 years.

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6. Red Sea Urchin

Red sea urchins have been found to live for well over 100 years, with some individuals reaching ages of 200 years or more.

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7. Laysan Albatross

These large seabirds are known for their longevity, with individuals often living over 50 years and possibly up to 60 or more.

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8. African Elephant

While not as long-lived as some of the other species on this list, African elephants can still live for several decades in the wild, with some individuals reaching ages of 60-70 years or more.

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