Average life spans of many different animals

Animal Lifespans

The life spans of animals - Listed are either the average lifespan of an animal or the most extreme age recorded, or both. Some animals live a very extended life, others very short. What determines the average life expectancy of a particular animal is dependant on many evolutionary pressures. Speed of metabolism, age of sexual maturity, body and or brain size and risk of predation are a number of factors that can determine animal life expectancy.

Animal Average
Lifespan
(Years)
Extreme
Life span
(Years)
Bat 38
Black Bear18 
Bottlenose Dolphin2050
Bowhead whale 200
Bull 28
Camel1250
Cat1225
Chicken815
Cow1022
Deer1035
Dog1218
Donkey 45
Elephant4078
Fox914
Giraffe1030
Goat1217
Gorilla2055
Grizzly Bear2547
Hare 10
Hippopotamus3049
Horse2040
Human75122
Kangaroo723
Lion1535
Lobster15
Monkey1329
Mouse24
Ox 20
Parrot 80
Pig1025
Pigeon1139
Polar Bear2021
Quahog
(deep sea clam)
 220
Rabbit515
Rhinoceros15 
Sea Lion1422
Sheep1216
Sturgeon 80
Tiger 22
Tortoise 193
Turtle100125
Wolf1018

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