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Oldest Animals: Life Spans Of Elephants, Tortoises And More Species

07/04/2012 11:19 am ET

Human longevity is increasing all the time. But compared to some other animals, a human's average life span (about 78.5 years according to the CDC) is nothing to brag about. One bird just celebrated his 79th birthday, and a certain reptile became a father for the first time at age 111.

We found seven creatures who get to spend a long time on Earth, some for hundreds of years.

Animals With Long Life Spans
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