8. Nile Crocodile: 100 Years
The second largest reptile in the world is the Nile crocodile which can weigh up to 1200 pounds! The Nile crocodile comes with years of experience and is definitely an opportunist that will prey on almost anything. They will even attack humans and are culprits behind hundreds of human deaths each year. Unfortunately for us these crocs can live up to 100 years! Anyone else want to avoid the water for a while?
7. Immortal Jellyfish: Immortal!
There is a small jellyfish that is considered to be biologically immortal. It is called the Turritopsis Dohrnii. The jellyfish goes from a larva state living on the ocean floor to growing into a colony of polyps. From there it transforms into a free-swimming adult jellyfish. If this particular jellyfish is exposed to danger or is old it can go back to the polyps stage and start all over again, essentially making it immortal! How amazing is that?
6. Kakapo: 120 Years
Meet the Kakapo, it is the only flightless parrot and possibly the longest-living bird in the whole world! Unfortunately, due to settlers bringing all sorts of new predators to New Zealand, the Kakapo is now endangered. There are only a recorded 123 left today. Thankfully, they live from 95 to 120 years old! The birds are now kept on 3 separate islands that are free of predators. Do you think conservation efforts will help keep these birds alive, and able to outlive us all?
5. Freshwater Pearl Mussels: 250 Years
The Freshwater Pearl Mussel not only produces gorgeous pearls but will also outlive you and everyone you know. They can live upwards of 250 years! That’s a lot of pearls that could be made. The pearls they produce are a big reason as to why they were on the edge of extinction. Now that wild pearls are no longer in high demand, they can be found all over the world in fast flowing rivers. Now doesn’t that make you wonder how old the mussels were that your pearls came from?
4. Alligator Snapping Turtle: 200 Years
The Alligator Snapping Turtle is not a turtle that we want to come across anytime soon! They live primarily in the southern United States and the largest one ever caught weighed in at 403 pounds! It was caught in Kansas in 1937. The turtle is almost completely carnivorous eating fish, amphibians, carrion and basically anything they can catch! Apparently being known for snapping at everything is a good thing. Maybe if everyone avoids you, you’ll live longer? Have you ever seen one? Let us know below!