Record-breaking, death-defying animals

When it comes to animal longevity we often think of the turtle, but did you know that sharks and mollusks, for example, can live for hundreds of years?


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Greenland shark

This shark, second in size only to the great white, swims in the glacial waters off of Greenland and has a life expectancy of an astonishing 272 years!

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Tuatara

The tuatara is descended from a now-extinct branch of dinosaurs and is often referred to as a “living fossil.” These reptiles can live up to 100 years.

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Bowhead whale

Perhaps it’s cold water that fills their fountain of youth. The bowhead whale measures 20 metres (65 feet) long, weighs 100 tonnes, and can live to between 150 and 200 years of age.

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Elephant

Their memories are legendary, as are their gestation periods (22 months). Elephants also live to be quite old, up to 80 and even 90 years of age.

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