Speaking of tortoise, we should not be unfamiliar. Tortoise is the oldest reptile in existence, and is also recognized as the longest lived animal. However, many people do not know how long a turtle’s life span is. In fact, the life span of a turtle is also related to the variety of tortoise. Some good varieties of tortoise can live for more than 300 years. Today, let’s go into the longevity world of tortoise
The longest life span of tortoise is 269 years
So far, the longest living turtle on record in the world is adevita. It is one of the most famous longevity animals in the galapago islands of Indonesia. It is much longer than the longest life span of dogs and cats.
Weighing 250 kg, it was given as a gift to the Duke of Clive. It is reported that the tortoise was born in 1750 and is now 269 years old. It lives in the animal reserve in Calcutta, India. It is the longest lived turtle in the world
According to the species of turtles, the number one is definitely the sea turtle. Among all the turtle species, the average life span of the turtle is the most common. It can survive for about 80-120 years. It mainly lives in the sea. The head, neck and limbs of this kind of turtle can not be retracted into the shell and feed on seaweed. It is a class II national protected animal
The second place is the big crocodile turtle, which is a very slow-growing species, so it can live very smoothly for nearly a hundred years, with an average age of 60-80 years. At present, the most commonly recorded artificial giant crocodile turtle is 60 years old, and no one over 100 years old has been found
The third is turtle, commonly known as wangba. There is no turtle’s stripes on its back armor. It lives in the bottom of the water all year round. It feeds on fish, shrimp and other small animals. Its meat is very delicious and rich in ultra-high protein. It is often used as a tonic, with an average life span of about 60 years
The fourth place is star turtle. Star Tortoise usually lives in the dry places around the bush or desert and feeds on grass. It is a relatively large and medium-sized tortoise. It is very common in Taiwan and is very popular in the market. However, the mortality rate of young turtles under 5cm is very high. It is not common to raise large turtles. The average life span is about 50 years
The fifth place is the Burmese tortoise, which is mainly distributed in Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and other areas. It is a resource animal, but it is often caught and smuggled for sale. Therefore, the number of Burmese turtles is declining sharply, and it can survive for about 30-50 years, with a record of 70 years
Each creature has its own unique characteristics. It can only survive for six hours when it floats, but the life span of a turtle is several hundred years. It can be said that the two are quite different. They are very few creatures that can survive for such a long time. The main reason is that the tortoise’s metabolism is very fast, and it can slow down the physiological rhythm by itself.
enters the state of suspended animation