Did you know the world’s oldest Tortoise was older than the United States? Here are the world’s oldest animals
Isn’t it crazy how some animals have actually outlived their average lifespan, and sometimes, even their owners! Well, from a goldfish living half as long as a human to a rabbit that lived for more than 19 years! Here’s all you need to know about it. Proper care, mixed with some naturally inherited genes – Yes, that’s all it takes for animals to live and eventually surpass their average lifespan.
From salamanders to the oldest cow, here’s a list of animals that broke and set records, surpassing their average life-expectancies!
1. Oldest Dog
The cattle dog who went by the name Blue lived to be 29 years old in his Australian homeland. As per reports, his longevity-induced diet contained other Australian natives- kangaroo and emu.
Another cattle dog, Maggie, passed away in the year 2016 and may have probably taken the record. She was adopted 30 years prior to her death and then went to her owner without papers. So well, her exact age is unknown. However, if she’d lived more than 30 years, then Maggie is officially the oldest dog on record.
2. Oldest Cow
Big Bertha lived for as long as 49 years! Well, nowadays, 25 is considered as an old age as far as a cow is concerned! To add to it, her body is on display on an Ireland farm.
3. Oldest Macaw
A blue macaw who goes by the name Charlie is still alive and kicking even after hatching way back in the year of 1899. Charlie, who is now 117 years old, blows the average 50-year lifespan of macaws out of the nest.
Rumour has it that Charlie was actually Winston Churchill’s companion. Even though Churchill’s daughter absolutely denies any association to the macaw, the bird can be heard screeching an anti-Nazi propaganda at his home, in a garden centre in England.
4. Oldest Guinea Pig
The oldest guinea pig, Snowball, lived to be almost 15 years old – more than double the average life expectancy.
5. Oldest Cat
Living to be 38 years old, Creme Puff was perhaps, the oldest cat. Cats live typically for about 14 to 20 years. She was from Texas.
6. Oldest Goldfish
After coming home with his owner from a certain town fair and shattering records, Goldie sure, was surprised! He actually lived to be 45 years old! He was also a lot bigger than the average goldfish.
7. Oldest Rabbit
A wild rabbit turned pet, Flopsy, was found nearly 19 years before he died in the year of 1984 in Australia.
8. Oldest Chinchilla
The 29 years old Radar was born in Germany but died in the USA.
9. Oldest Salamander
Two salamanders at the Artists Zoo received the trophy for being the oldest amphibians. Also, the two reside in the Netherlands and reached 52 years old.
10. Oldest Horse
Growing to be 62 years old, Old Billy was probably the oldest horse. Well, the average lifespan for a horse is only 20 to 25 years. He died in England, in the year of 1822.
11. Oldest Animal Ever
The oldest animal that ever lived is probably Adwaita the Aldabra, a tortoise, who reached 255 years of age. Adwaita was probably the first pet who actually outlived her owner and relocating to live in a certain zoo.
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