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  • Time. Tick tock. We live only a tiny fraction of time that our planet has been around for.

  • Even humanity itself is very young. But life span is a really relative term: there are

  • creatures on our planet that live much shorter lives than us humans, and those who outlive

  • all of us by farwhile some are close to immortality. See for yourself.

  • Mayfly — 24 hours or less Has the shortest lifespan on Earth

  • Drone ant — 3 days Is the shortest-living among ants

  • Male mosquito — 1 week Doesn’t drink blood. Good to know.

  • Housefly — 15-25 days Can lay up to 1,000 eggs in its lifetime

  • Female mosquito — 1 month DOES drink blood.

  • Dragonfly — 4 months The largest extinct dragonfly had a wing span

  • of 30 in

  • Bed bugup to 6 months They have 7 stages of life

  • Moon jellyfishup to 18 months The most popular jellyfish in the world. What,

  • on Instagram?

  • House mouse — 1 year Can squeeze into a ¼ inch hole

  • Panther chameleon — 1 year The shortest liver among reptiles

  • Mole — 3 years Moles have kitchens where they store food

  • Pigeon — 4 years Homing pigeons are easy to train for mail

  • delivery

  • Guinea pig — 4 years They have best buds and recognize their owners

  • Honeybee — 5 years Hive mind gives them a sort of telepathy

  • Dumbo octopus — 5 years TheirDumbo earsare fins at the top

  • Red panda — 7 years They use their tails to cover from cold

  • Opossum — 8 years Not to be confused with possum! (more on that

  • later)

  • Chicken — 9 years The most popular poultry in the world

  • Kangaroo — 10 years They can use their tail as a lever to box

  • with their hind legs

  • Hummingbird — 12 years Their hearts make 1,200 beats per minute

  • Cheetah — 12 years The fastest land animal alive

  • Brushtail possum — 13 years These ones are related to kangaroos

  • Dog — 13 years The Great Dane can reach over 7 ft standing

  • on its hind legs

  • Tiger — 15 years The largest of the cat species

  • Domestic cat — 16 years Maine Coons reach over 3 ft in body length

  • Platypus — 17 years The only venomous mammal in the world, other

  • than say, old girlfriends. Just kidding.

  • Cow — 20 years Knickers the steer is the tallest bovine ever

  • with 6’4” in height

  • Lion — 20 years Females usually do all the hunting for the

  • lion pride, while males rest

  • Polar bear — 20-30 years Polar bears are apex predatorsthey have

  • no natural enemies

  • Queen ant — 20-30 years Mother to thousands of ants

  • Giraffe — 25 years The tallest living creature in the world

  • Grizzly bear — 30 years They can run at 30 mph and climb trees

  • Bald eagle — 32 years One of the most famous symbols of the USA

  • Giant panda — 35 years They have a pseudo-thumb they use to hold

  • bamboo

  • Horse — 40 years The Przewalski’s horse is the only truly

  • wild member of this species

  • Camel — 40 years There are two types of camels: Dromedary (1

  • hump) and Bactrian (2 humps)

  • Common goldfishup to 40 years. Ha. Not in my house.

  • The oldest goldfish lived for 43 years

  • Orangutan — 45 years Their arm span is bigger than their height

  • White rhinoceros — 50 years It’s not actually white, but dark grey

  • Andean condor — 50 years The largest bird in the world

  • Laysan albatross — 55 years Theyre incredibly clumsy on land

  • Tuatara — 60 years They have a third eye on top of their heads

  • Longfin eel — 60 years No one knows where they give birth to their

  • young

  • Macaw — 65 years Some macaws live more than 100 years

  • Human — 68-73 years on average. Your mileage may vary.

  • Were the most numerous mammals on Earth

  • Olm — 69 years It’s calledhuman-fishfor its fleshy

  • skin

  • African bush elephant — 70 years Mother bush elephants bear their cubs for

  • 22 months

  • Great white shark — 70 years They can’t stop swimming to stay alive

  • Japanese koi fishover 70 years Can potentially live for hundreds of years

  • Orca — 75 years They can even hunt sharks!

  • Gray whale — 77 years Small creatures cover its skin, making it

  • look patched

  • Kakapo — 80 years The world’s only flightless parrot

  • European eel — 88 years In its first stage of life it’s virtually

  • transparent

  • Blue whale — 90 years The biggest animal that ever lived

  • Nile crocodile — 95 years They may have lived alongside dinosaurs

  • Pacific ocean perch — 98 years They wish they could be centenarians :(

  • American lobster — 100 years There’s such a thing as a rainbow lobster

  • Japanese spider crab — 100 years Their long legs are exceptionally brittle

  • White sturgeon — 104 years An important food fish

  • Freshwater pearl musselover 110 years Pearls are, in fact, pieces of debris covered

  • in mucus

  • Aldabra giant tortoise — 120 years The largest tortoise on the planet

  • Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise — 125 years

  • A popular pet reptile

  • Rougheye rockfish — 140 years Some fish can live to be more than 200 years

  • old

  • Geoduck — 150 years Both the largest and longest-living mollusk

  • on Earth

  • Lake sturgeon — 152 years Member of a family of 27 species

  • Galapagos tortoise — 170 years The oldest living tortoises

  • Orange roughy — 175 years Some of the few deepwater fish that go to

  • food

  • Bowhead whale — 200 years They can leap entirely out of the water

  • Red sea urchin — 210 years It has feet protruding from its belly

  • Quahog clam — 225 years The oldest clam (507 years old) was conceived

  • during Chinese Ming dynasty

  • Giant tube worm — 250 years It consists of numerous tiny creatures that

  • are constantly recycled

  • Greenland sharkover 270 years The longest-living vertebrate

  • Giant tube spongeover 2,000 years Despite the lack of any organs, they can feed

  • and reproduce

  • Coral reef — 4,000 years Great Barrier Reef is visible from space

  • Turritopsis dohrniiforever It’s biologically immortal. Can go back

  • to being polyp and grow up again infinitely

  • Well that’s all I have time for

Time. Tick tock. We live only a tiny fraction of time that our planet has been around for.

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動物最短和最長的壽命 (The Shortest and Longest Lifespans of Animals)

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    林宜悉 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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