11 May '11, 12am

10 animals that live the longest

10 animals that live the longest

There are tortoises alive today that were 25 to 50 years old when Charles Darwin was born. There are whales swimming the oceans with 200-year-old ivory spear points embedded in their flesh. There are cold-water sponges that were filter-feeding during the days of the Roman Empire. In fact, there are a number of creatures with life spans that make the oldest living human seem like a spring chicken in comparison. Here's our list of the 10 animals with the longest life spans — and there's even an immortal animal.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/10-anima...

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