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which animal has the longest life expectancy?

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In 1737 the Indian ocean, on the island of Edgemont, was caught an instance of one species of giant tortoises, which was identified by scientists in 100 years. This turtle was brought to England, where for a long time lived with one lover, and then was transferred to London zoo, where he continued to live in the twenties of the current century, and probably lives now. If the calculation of zoologists about her age at capture was correct, it is the animal currently has exceeded three hundred years, and the turtle can be considered the oldest of known animals.

Were described and other occasions turtles in captivity to a hundred years or more, not only huge, but common, as a Greek tortoise that live in the countries of the Mediterranean coast, and in places the USSR in the Caucasus and in Transcaucasia. It would be interesting to get data on this issue for widespread steppe and marsh turtles. It is highly likely that their life expectancy is high.

No less than a ripe old age reach the crocodiles, which, according to some, live to be 300 years old. In some areas of Africa tell about individual crocodiles that survived for several generations. Because crocodiles increase, albeit very slowly, continues to a great age, the size of the old crocodiles are very large.

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There are too many animals, which may live much more longer, than than huma, for example, - Warty Oreo may live longer than 140 years, Orange Roughy lives for 149 years, Aldabra Giant Tortoise

lives nearly 152 years, Lake Sturgeon may live for 152 years, Shortraker Rockfish lives 157 years, Galapagos Tortoise lives more - 177 years, Red Sea Urchin lives for 200 years, Rougheye Rockfish lives for 205 years, Bowhead Whale lives more than 211 years. And The Ocean Quahog has the most long period of life, which is over 400 years.

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