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How old is the longest living whale?
The longest-living whale known to man is the Bowhead whale, a species whose average lifespan ranges from 100 to over 200 years.
Can a blue whale live for 100 years?
The Blue Whale has been reported to live to over 100 years (average more 70 than years). Blue whales are also the largest whales.
What’s the oldest living animal?
Seychelles giant tortoise
Oldest land animal (living) Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise, is the oldest land animal alive in the world. He is believed to have been born in 1832, making him 189 years old in 2021. Originally from the Seychelles, he is a long-time resident of the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena.
What is the life expectancy of a whale?
Norma Gentry. Blue whales have a life expectancy of 35-40 years, but the normal, un-hunted lifespan of a blue whale is estimated to be 80 years. Blue Whales are thought to live to be about 110 years old.
What is the life span of a whale?
Although scientific studies have calculated the average lifespan of a whale to range between 40-70 years for non-endangered, healthy whales, the overall lifespan of a whale varies significantly depending on the whale species, its environment, habitat, and lifestyle.
How old do killer whales live in the wild?
Female killer whale (killer whales are actually part of the dolphin species) that live in the wild for example have been known to live for up to 70 – 80 years, although the average is about 50 years. And male killer whales can live to be 50 – 60 years old, but usually live until around their 30’s.
What age can the sperm whale live up to?
Minke whales live 40 to 50 years. Sperm whales live about 75 years. This is the traditional believing about the lifespan of whales, however, there is new evidence that comes from the fact that a fragment of an old bomb manufactured between 1879 and 1885 was found lodged in a old whale shoulder.