5 Animals with the Shortest Lifespans

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Mayfly

Mayflies live for just a day or two after reaching adulthood, spending most of their life as aquatic larvae.

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Mosquito

These pesky insects usually only live for a few weeks, with males typically lasting around 7 to 10 days, while females can live for several weeks if they avoid predators and find sources of blood.

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Housefly

Houseflies typically live for around 15 to 25 days, during which they can lay hundreds of eggs, contributing to their rapid population growth.

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Guppy

Despite being popular aquarium fish, guppies usually only live for about 1 to 2 years in the wild, although they can live slightly longer in captivity with proper care.

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Hummingbird

Despite their lively and vibrant presence, hummingbirds have relatively short lifespans, usually ranging from 3 to 5 years, with some species living slightly longer under optimal conditions.

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