Have you ever wondered how long animals live for? Or how their life spans compared to that of other species? This infographic answers these questions and more with a chart of the life spans of 50 animals. It’s an easy way to see how long certain animals live compared to others. You may be surprised to see some powerful predators on the lower end of the life span scale.
Big cats can be found here with the cheetah’s life span of 10 years, and the tiger and bobcat both landing at the 15-year mark. Killer reptiles like the rattlesnake and the python have life spans of 20 and 30 years, respectively. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find a majority of marine animals with the longest life spans.
The Bowhead Whale can live an impressive 200 years, and the oldest Greenland shark was estimated to be between 272 and 512 years old! But those life spans are nothing compared to the immortal jellyfish which can live, well, forever. Which of these animals' life spans was you surprised to learn?