Out of the million of species of animals, birds and fishes in the world, each has a different length of life. While Turtles can live upto hundreds of years and some fishes can exist even longer, there are many animals which only live for a few years.
This contrast in lifespan is a natural phenomenon and cannot be denied or changed by anyone. The lifespan of different animals depends upon their habitats, genes, immunity levels etc. The following is the list of the animals with the shortest lifespan.
A Hamster is the animal which has the shortest lifespan and lives only for about 4 years in one lifetime. Even Guinea pigs have a really short lifespan of 4 years and are among the animals with the shortest lifespan in the world. The house mouse too can live for the same period of time whereas rabbit has a lifespan of about 5 years only.
The eastern gray squirrel is also one animal which has the shortest of lifespan in the world followed by brown rat which has a lifespan of 7 years. The domestic canary lives for 10 years whereas the domestic dog is also among the animals with the shortest lifespan. Domestic cat and polar bear are the other two animals with short lifespan.