Top 8 Longest Living Animals

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By Nandini Sharma

Macaw : They may live for a very long time and, given the appropriate conditions, can live for 60 to 80 years. They live in rainforests and eat a variety of nuts and seeds.

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African Elephant : The biggest surviving land mammal and one of the oldest, African elephants have an average lifetime of 70 years.

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Longfin Eel : Longfin eels generally only survive up to 60 years, however the oldest one ever recorded lived to 106.

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Red Sea Urchin : Red sea urchins are thought to be nearly indestructible and have been seen to survive for over 200 years without showing any symptoms of aging

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Koi Fish : Japanese koi may live much longer if they are given the proper care, with an average lifespan of about 40 years. When one specific koi, "Hanako," expired in 1977, she was an amazing 226 years old.

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Ocean Quahog : The oldest one ever recorded was 507 years old when it was found off the coast of Iceland in 2006. Many people will survive to see their 400th birthday

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Greenland Shark : The longest-living vertebrate is a greenland shark, which may live for 300 to 500 years.

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Bowhead Whale : Another method is to estimate lifetime using DNA; experts believe bowhead whales can live up to 268 years old

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