Top 10 Longest Life Span Animals

10. Horses - 30 Years


Depending on breed, management and environment, the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years.  Uncommonly, a few animals live into their 40s and, occasionally, beyond.  The oldest verifiable record was “Old Billy”, a 19th-century horse that lived to the age of 62.

9. Asian elephants - 86 Years

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The Asian Elephant is known to have reached a maximum life span of about 86 years.

8. Macaws - 100 Years

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Macaws are long-tailed, often colourful parrots, that can live up to 80 – 100 years in captivity.

7. Eels - 150 Years

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Thought to have a life span of over 150 years.

6. Galapagos giant tortoise - 190 Years

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life span of 190 years. People come from all over the world to watch these magnificent creatures in the Galapagos Islands which is on the UNESCO world heritage list.

5. Koi - 200 Years

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The Koi fish has a life span of over 200 years. This Japanese species of fish is a domesticated common carp that is kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.

4. Greenland Sharks - 200 Years

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The Greenland Shark is a species of shark native to the North Atlantic. It is believed to have a life span of over 200 years.

3. Tuataras - 200 Years

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The tuatara is a reptile that is endemic to New Zealand and which, though it resembles most lizards, is part of a distinct lineage, order Rhynchocephalia. These amazing reptiles are thought to have a life span of 100 – 200 years and more.

2. Bowhead Whales - 245 Years

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Life span of about 200 years. Although this idea was unproven for a time, recent research has indicated that bowhead whales recently killed still had harpoons in their bodies from about 1890, which, along with analysis of amino acids, has indicated a maximum life span of 177 to 245 years.

1. Arctica Islandica (Ocean quahog) - 507 Years

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this is a species of edible clam. It has a life span of 405 – 410 years and there were reports of a maximum age of 507 years!
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