12 Animals That Will Be Here Long After You’re Dead



As humans, we tend to live between 50 and 90 years of age on average. Some of the more lucky ones live past 90! When we think about a lot of animals on this planet, we tend to outlive most of them. But there are some animals on this earth that can live for centuries! We narrowed it down to a list of 12 animals that will more than likely live past us. Some will even outlive our grandkids!

The longest-living animals are included here, and it may surprise you that there are even certain worms that live longer than we do. Maybe we can pick up a few tricks from the pros on this list, and make our days number a few more! Check out No. 7, an animal that is straight-up immortal!

12. Giant Tortoise: 255 Years


They say slow and steady wins the race and thats definitely true of the Giant Tortoise. The oldest recorded Giant Tortoise died in 2006 at the age of 255! Since the 1879’s he had been living in the Alipore Zoological Gardens in Kolkata. Maybe if we take life a little slower pace we’ll live a little longer. What do you think?

11. Bowhead Whales: 211 Years


The Bowhead Whale lives in an area where you may not want to go swimming. They are only found in the Arctic and sub-Artic waters. The whales have an average lifespan from 177 years to 245 years of age! Maybe it’s the cold water that keeps them youthful! Would you want to live to be 245 years old?

10. Rougheye Rockfish: 200 Years


The Rougheye Rockfish may not be the prettiest fish in the sea, but it’s definitely a smart one! These guys can be found along the coasts of California to Japan, hiding in their caves. Older Rockfishes tend to live in deeper water to help protect themselves, which could be how they live to be over 200 years old! Who knew that actually hiding under a rock could save your butt and help you live longer?

9. Beard Worms: 200 Years


The Vestimentiferan Tubeworms (“Siboglinidae” if you want to get technical), are commonly known as Beard Worms. They can live to be 200 years old! So yes, you will most likely be outlived by these worms. The scientist who discovered these worms in Indonesia took a specimen and it ended up still being alive 50 years later! How do you feel about being outlived by a worm?