The longest-lived animal found so far is the hard clam, estimated to be 507 years old. It lived on the ocean floor off the north coast of Iceland until it was scooped up by researchers in 2006 as part of climate change research. 11окт. 2021
What is the oldest living terrestrial animal on earth?
The oldest living terrestrial animal is believed to be Jonathan, the Seychelles giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea hololissa). Originally from the Seychelles, he now lives on the remote island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic for many years. He is believed to have been born c. In 1832, so he will be 187 years old in 2019.
Are there any animals that have lived for more than 190 years?
There are terrestrial animals that live very long (for example, the oldest turtle is close to 190 years old), but none of them are on this list. All true age champions live underwater. Here are 10 of the longest-lived animals in the world today, from old to old.
What is the oldest living turtle in the world?
Jonathan (c.1832 – Present) The giant tortoise Jonathan is now considered to be the oldest living terrestrial animal in the world. He was probably born in 1832 and was brought from Seychelles to his current home on St. Helena in 1882.
Are the oldest creatures on earth dying?
Sadly, ancient superorganisms are dying. The oldest single creature on earth is a knotted tree clinging to the rocky soil of California's White Mountains. This Great Basen Bristle Corn Pine (Pinus longaeva) has withstood strong winds, sub-zero temperatures and sparse rainfall for over 5,000 years.