Aging is a natural process, but for our animal friends, aging is not only a natural process, but also means nightmares. After all, predators are more likely to hunt the old and the weak prey with slow action.
Pets with superior living conditions and animals in zoos are more likely to live longer than their peers. The author makes an inventory of the following eight longevity stars in the animal world, including the oldest turtle, python, fish, horse and other animals on the list.
1. The oldest Python is 120 years old
When it comes to python, people think of its thick body. The python is huge, which is not surprising. However, the python caught in Hong Kong recently is a bit "big".
And not only its body, but also its age. According to the report, a python with a length of more than five meters and a weight of nearly one hundred jin was found in Hong Kong. According to the experienced snake catcher, it is over 120 years old.
2. The longest living turtle is 255 years old.
Giant tortoises living in the Galapagos, Seychelles, Java, Flores, Indonesia and other islands are the most famous long-lived animals. These slow-moving but majestic animals were once common on the mainland, but now they can only survive on islands with few mammals.
The current oldest giant tortoise is a 550 pound male Aldabra named 'adwaita', originally given as a gift to Lord Clive (born 1725, died 1774). British sailors have captured adevita and three other tortoises in the Seychelles near Madagascar.
It is estimated that advita was born around 1750. From 1875 to his death on March 23, 2006, he lived in the Ali Perle zoo in Calcutta, India. Carbon dating of the adevita shell later confirmed that the giant tortoise lived to about 255 years old.
"Respect and be kind to the old," the old saying applies to both humans and animals. With the help of more advanced modern medical technology, the number of longevity stars of all species is increasing. In other words, these longevity records listed in this paper will be broken sooner or later. And that's exactly what we want to see.
3. The oldest carp is 226 years old
Elephants, cats, dogs, birds and horses have all been defeated in the battle for longevity with a fish, and the old man is almost unbelievable in age. You might think it's a shark, a sturgeon or a giant catfish, but the real answer is a carp.
Carp is a close relative of goldfish, especially the most famous carp living in Japanese Temple fish pond. One of the residents, Hanako, lives an astonishing 226 years. Huazi was born in 1751 and died on July 17, 1977.
Scientists have found irrefutable evidence that the flower does live so long. Like trees, fish have rings on their scales. After huazi's death, scientists carefully examined its scales, and finally confirmed the authenticity of the temple's preserved records, that is, the unusual carp indeed witnessed 226 years of geological, climate change and changes in human history.
4. The oldest elephant is 86 years old
Elephants are generally regarded as the oldest land mammals except humans, and the vast majority of them can live to the age of 70. However, longevity is also a misfortune for elephants. The oldest elephants usually have the largest and longest tusks, so they are the most likely targets for hunting.
The recorded longevity of the elephant family is 86 years old, which was created by L & Iacute; N W & agrave; ng. The old birthday star was born in 1917 and died on February 26, 2003. L & Iacute; N W & agrave; ng served in Chiang Kai Shek's army and the Japanese army, and was transported to Taiwan after the fall of the Kuomintang.
The world's oldest living elephant Title candidate is the female Indian elephant 'vatsala' living in Bena tiger reserve, India. According to its keepers, the elephant is over 90 years old. Watsala was transported to the reserve in 1971, when Ivory ceased to exist, suggesting that the age may be over 50.
5. The longest lived bird is 77 years old
Birds usually live to be over 60 years old. Some birds, including parrots, vultures, albatrosses and eagles, may even live to be over 100 years old. A Turkish vulture topped the longevity list published by the Cook County Forest Reserve in Illinois at the age of 118, but there is no conclusive information to prove it.
We shouldn't be too surprised at the longevity of birds, because they are close relatives of long-lived reptiles such as turtles and tortoises.
In 1933, major Mitchell cockatoo cookie, then only one year old, settled down at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. It is recognized as the oldest living bird in the world and is now 77 years old.
Cookie is now in a state of 'semi retirement' due to its overworked public appearance. In 2007, cookie was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, which may have been the result of the first 40 years of feeding a variety of seeds. Most major Mitchell cockatoos live between 40 and 60 years in captivity, and Cookie's longevity is a miracle.
6. The oldest horse is 62 years old
Horses are undoubtedly lucky. They are well fed and can live with their companions for decades. Most of the horses live between 20 and 25 years old. Given that most of the good bred horses in big horse races like Derby Marseille in Kentucky are only 3 years old, more than 20 years is a long time.
'old Billy' is the oldest horse to be confirmed. It was born in 1760 and lived 62 years.
"Old Billy" had a hard time in his early years, acting as a horse barge responsible for dragging cargo ships. Many inland canals in Britain had left its footprints. The hard work of the early years did not affect the life span of 'old Billy'. It surprised everyone that he died at the age of 62.
7. Oldest goldfish 43 years old
Polar bears (42 years old) live longer than goldfish. Many people will choose polar bears, but the real answer is goldfish. There are reports that goldfish can live to be more than 40 years old. After the master's children take them home, many goldfish can accompany the master to grow old and die.
In order to prolong the life span of goldfish as much as possible, the owner needs to prepare a larger aquarium for them instead of a common small aquarium. In terms of diet, there should be a lot of variety, not too monotonous.
Retirement is also known as "golden age", but when we enter golden age, our hair turns silver, which seems unfair and ironic. The same is true for goldfish, whose scales turn silver when they grow old.
According to the BBC, a comet goldfish named 'tish' died quietly in a fish tank at the age of 43. In 1956, tish became a member of the handers' family in Yorkshire, England. It was won back by 7-year-old Peter Middleton hander from a local amusement park.
8. The oldest cat is 38 years old
According to the Guinness Book of world records in 2007, the oldest cat's head was picked by 'Creme puff'. The female spotted cat was born on August 3, 1967, and died on August 6, 2005, aged 38 years and 3 days.