Top 10 Animals With The Longest Lifespan


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.

8Lobster – 140 years

Lobsters aren’t just tasty, but among the creatures with the longest longevity as well. Some of the lobsters caught by fishermen are usually 60 years old or more, without counting the ones that don’t get caught. Because of a lobster’s continuous molting throughout its life, it can not only grow old over time, but it can also grow in size quie impressively. The oldest lobster ever caught was 140 years old.