The World's Longest Lived Animals

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

Despite advances in medical technology and healthcare, the longest any person has lived is to 120 years old. The average lifespan of a person in the US is only 79 years old. Some animals can live WAY past those numbers though. A few can live for hundreds of years. Which animals? You can probably guess a few of them, but some of them may surprise you. There are even a few of them who are nearly immortal! How do they do it? Why do some of them live longer than others?  Read on and find out!

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