What are the longest-living animals? You’re about to find out!
While scientists are still trying to find the secret to human longevity, some animal species already know it. Many of them are ocean-dwelling species, but there are also some land animals that have evolved to live much longer than any human can.
Impressive lifespans are supported by a variety of factors, which include limited predators, a slow metabolism, and cool and calm environments.
Experts consider the longest-living animals to be a rare glimpse into life on Earth. Looking at them, it’s safe to say that we humans have reached the short end of the longevity stick. We’re celebrating our 100th birthdays with so much joy, while some animals have been chilling for hundreds of years.
Here are some of the longest-living animals!