Most people are happy if they live until their 80s or 90s and would consider any life longer than that to be exceptional. As technology becomes a bigger part of our lives on a daily basis, we can expect that future generations will have a much longer life span. Seeing how most cats and dogs won’t live more than twenty years, people usually outlive most of their pets.
There are, however, many creatures on our planet who live a lot longer than humans, and most of them couldn’t be kept as pets. So let us take a look at ten of the longest living animals in the world and see which one could we be most jealous of in terms of life span.
9Orca – 100 years
Orcas are not only among the smartest animals on the planet, but also among the animals human beings have the best relationship with. Traditionally viewed as being THE most powerful creatures in the world, Orcas(also known as Killer Whales) can live up to 90 years. These highly intelligent creatures are very social and live in large groups that each have their own culture and way of doing things. The oldest recorded Orca lived to be 101 years old and it was having a whale of a time before it died.