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What is the oldest living animal on the planet today?

Asked by deepseas72 (1076points) March 22nd, 2008 from iPhone

criteria: an individual animal(not a species…such as the Galap. tortoise) and must STILL be alive today.

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eambos's avatar

Give me a minute to get the exact age, but I’m fairly certain that the reigning champion for old age is a galapagos tortoise at around 170 years

eambos's avatar

I’ll find the name and age =p don’t worry

brownlemur's avatar

Lonesome George?

eambos's avatar,2933,306076,00.html
Scientists found this clam, 405 to 410 years, but they killed it! I will continue searching until i found the current living old animal.

DeezerQueue's avatar

Well, since I was born some time while the earth’s crust was still forming, that would be me.

DS's avatar

I’m not sure but I think the Tortoise must be one of the oldest.

brownlemur's avatar

Here’s what wikipedia has to say on the subject.

TennesseeTeacake's avatar

maybe the croc? i dont know.

shockvalue's avatar

haha you guys! Eambos already answered the question. It’s a clam. Well, today it’s probably THAT clam’s little sister. But the scientists haven’t found her yet.

deepseas72's avatar

Thanks, Eambos! You seem to be the ONLY person who understood what I was asking.

eambos's avatar

I do my best :)

DeezerQueue's avatar

Not to be insulting, rude or “mean” I’d like to suggest that if only one person really understood, do you think there may be a chance that you offered a poorly worded or framed question?

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