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Animals with the Longest Lifespans

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Galápagos Tortoise

Known for its slow pace and immense size, the Galápagos Tortoise can live well over 100 years, making it one of the longest-living vertebrates on Earth.

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Bowhead Whale

This majestic giant of the ocean can live for over 200 years, roaming the icy waters of the Arctic with its massive, baleen-filled mouth.

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Greenland Shark

Navigating the depths of the Arctic, the Greenland Shark can live for centuries, with some individuals estimated to be over 400 years old, making it one of the oldest vertebrate species on the planet.

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Rougheye Rockfish

Deep-sea dwelling and slow-growing, the Rougheye Rockfish can reach ages surpassing 200 years, quietly inhabiting the dark depths of the ocean.