Maximum longevity of animals in captivity

Maximum longevity of animals in captivity

Maximum longevity of animals in captivity
animal life-span in years
bat (Eptesicus fuscus) 2
grizzly bear (Ursus horribilis) 31
cat (Felis catus) 21
chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) 37
dog (Canis familiaris) 34
elephant, Indian (Elephas maximus) 57
goat (Capra hircus) 18
golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) 1.8
horse (Equus caballus) 62
lion (Panthera leo) 29
mouse (Mus musculus) 3
ox (Bos taurus) 30
squirrel, gray (Sciurus carolinensis) 15
wild boar (Sus scrofa) 27
blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
canary (Serinus canaria) 24
macaw (Ara macao) 64
nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) 3.8
pigeon (Columba livia domestica) 35
titmouse (Parus major) 9
alligator (Alligator mississipiensis) 56
garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) 6
box turtle (Terrapene carolina) 123
giant tortoise (Testudo elephantopus) 177
water turtle (Pseudemys scripta) 7
European black salamander (Salamandra atra) 3
spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) 25
frog (Rana species) 5–15
eel (Anguilla rostrata) 6
goldfish (Carassius auratus) 25
sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) 50
ant (Lasius species) 15
buprestid beetle (Buprestis splendens) 30
fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) 0.1
bird spider (Avicularis avicularis) 15
Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni) 3–4
crayfish (Astacus fluviatilis) 30
water flea (Daphnia magna) 0.2
clams, various species 1–10
snails, various species 1–30
Annelid worms
earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) 10
medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) 27
various species 0.03–0.1
Adapted from W.S. Spector (ed.), Handbook of Biological Data, copyright 1956 W.B. Saunders Company, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of W.B. Saunders Company.
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