The longest living animals on earth

These species live incredibly long lives

Stars Insider

01/12/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Nature

Human beings can live to very old age, but there are some birds, lizards, and sea-dwelling species that live just as long and, in some cases, a lot longer. Exactly how long can an animal survive? Centuries!

A clam named Ming the Mollusk lived for 507 years. Ming was born in 1499, just seven years after Christopher Columbus arrived in North America, and was still alive in 2006 until researchers accidentally killed it opening its shell.

If you've ever wondered what species on our planet live the longest, then wonder no more by clicking through this gallery.

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