Lifespan: how long do animals live?

Animal longevity: how many years can a lion, a horse or a whale live?

This infographic represents the average age some animals can reach, based on reports from zoos and estimates from biologists. The data was acquired by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

How long do animals live? If you’re still wondering, this infographic will answer the question at a glance. From the tiny insect whose life is just a few days to the giant tortoise that lives almost twice as long as man, the lifespan of these animals may surprise you.

You’ll be amazed to learn that the chicken lives 5 years longer than the lion, or that the parrot lives 20 years longer than the horse. Following the infographic, you’ll find a few more animal examples.
Combien de temps vit un animal ? Infographie

And here are some other examples of the average age of animals:

Cicada: a few weeks for adults (and between 5 and 17 years underground)

Hedgehog: 10 years in theory, 2 years in practice (cause: road)

Hamster: 2 to 4 years

Mouse: 2 to 4 years

Rat: 3 to 5 years

Gerbil: 4 to 6 years

Guinea pig: 5 to 7 years

Hen: 5 to 18 years

Chameleon: 6 to 7 years

Wolf: 6 to 8 years in the wild, 15 to 20 years in captivity

Lion: 7 to 12 years (male) and 14 to 20 years (female) in the wild, 30 years in captivity

Rabbit: 10 to 12 years

Small parrot: 10 to 15 years

Viper: 12 to 18 years

Iguana: 12 years

Porpoise: 13 years

Dog: 15 years

Lynx: 15 years

Eagle: 15 to 20 years

Cat: 15 to 20 years

Snake: 15 to 25 years

Panda: 18 to 20 years (about 30 years in captivity)

Cow: 20 years

Pig: 20 years

Chinchilla: 18 to 22 years

Common dolphin: 25 years

Python: 20 to 25 years

Horse: 20 to 30 years

Penguin: 20 to 30 years

Goat: 35 years

Pilot whale: 40 to 60 years

Bottlenose dolphin: 45 years (male), 55 years (female) in the wild, 20 years in captivity

Parrot: 40 to 100 years

Elephant: 50 years in the wild, 80 years in captivity

Orca: 50 years (male), 100 years (female)

Blue whale: 80 years

Giant Tortoise: 150 years

Southern right whale: 200 years

Did you know the average age of certain animals?