This Whale Is Older Than The United States

The Bowhead Whale is over 250 years old

It's really humbling to me when I read about an animal that lives longer than human beings. We think we're so advanced because we've discovered how to keep ourselves alive longer through modern medicine and technology, but there are plenty of animals who outlive us, from jellyfish to turtles. 

Now scientists have discovered that the Bowhead Whale can live hundreds of years, making some of them older than our own country. If you take a look at the picture, this whale even looks ancient. Scientists were able to discern its age from amino acids in its eye.

Have you read about any other animals who outlive humans? Share them in the chat!

Klat Categories: 

Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <ul> <ol> <li> <i> <b> <img> <table> <tr> <td> <th> <div> <strong> <p> <br> <u>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.