The 5 longest-lived animals

Nowadays, everyone uses beauty treatments and products to look younger and live longer. The person with the oldest known age at the moment is the late  Jeanne Calment.  This woman reached 122 years and 164 days of life and of course without all the technological advances that exist today.

In the animal world there are also animals capable of reaching incredible ages. Here are 5 of the longest-lived animals known to date:

Jellyfish Turritopsis nutricula

It is the only known case of an animal capable of returning to a state of sexual immaturity, colonial, after having reached maturity thanks to a process of transdifferentiation, which consists of a cell transforming into another different type of cell). The cycle can be repeated indefinitely, it is biologically immortal.

Boreal whale

Their weight can reach 100 tons. Their life expectancy was believed to be 60-70 years, but they discovered ancient harpoon marks on living whales that prompted further research based on their eye structures, reliably concluding that at least some individuals have lived 150-200 years, making them the longest-living mammals.


 It is one of the largest clams in the world. Its shell measures between 15 and 20 centimeters and its siphon can measure up to one meter.

In the adult state they have very few predators, except for humans.

The oldest specimen found is estimated to be 168 years old.

American Lobster

This crustacean lives in dark and cold waters, they are curious and solitary animals. Species have been found to be 140 years old, although experts believe they can live much longer.

Galapagos tortoise

This animal grows during its first 30 to 40 years of life, can reach a size of one and a half meters and weighs up to 500 kilograms.

One of the turtles known to have lived the longest belonged to Charles Darwin, named Harriet: she was born in 1830 and died on June 25, 2006, she lived for 175 years.

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