Animal Life Spans
Ever wonder how long a Daddy Longlegs lives (on average)?

Alligator: 50 years

Bat: 17 years  Post Note: True for BIG fruit-bat, but not for carnivorous tiny bat (max 3 years)
Bullfrog: 7-9 years

Caribou: 5-8 years
Carpenter Ant: 5-7 years
Cat: 11 years  Post Note: True 20 YEARS AGO (vets have made tremendous progress and better adapted foods have lengthened their life expectancy by a minimum of 5 to 7 years (depending on the breed)
Chihuahua: 16 years
Coyote: 14 years
Cow (farm raised): 5-7 years
Cow (free range): 18-22 years  Post Note: Who knows of a sentimental farmer who'll let an old cow live until she reaches her natural death. I've heard of an old lady in Scotland who had a 40 year old pet cow, a calamity: she could open doors and the fridge, help herself to fruit and greens; leave all doors open, never dirtying anything !
Crocodile: 75 years

Daddy Longlegs: 2-3 years
Deer: 10-15 years
Dragonfly: 1-4 weeks
Duck: 10 years

Earthworm: 4-8 years
Elephant (wild): 50-60 years
Elephant (zoo): 15-20 years  Post Note: most live 70 to 90 years and might live longer if in the end they didn't suffer from crippling and atrociously painful arthritis

Frog: 4-15 years

Garter Snake: 8 years
Giant Tortoise: 150 years
Groundhog: 4-9 years
Guinea Pig (pet): 12 years  Post Note: 7 years at most is more likely
Guinea Pig (wild): 3 years

Hippopotamus: 30 years  Post Note: 30 years in the wild, 10 to 20 more years in modern Zoos with good scores concerning reproduction. The same applies to big cats and many other species (i.e. no predators,no fight for dominance, vets, good food, landscaped hiding places, constant love & care from assistants)
Honeybee: 30 days
Horse: 20-25 years

Irish Wolfhound: 6 years

Kangaroo: 4-6 years

Manatee: 60 years
Monarch Butterfly (summer bred): 4-6 weeks
Monarch Butterfly (winter bred): 7-8 months
Mouse: 2 years

Oyster: 6 years  Post Note: 20 years

Pig: 10 years
Platypus: 10-15 years
Polar Bear: 25-30 years

Rabbit: 6-8 years
Rattlesnake: 20-25 years

Sheep: 12 years
Squirrel: 8-9 years
Sturgeon: 80 years

Tarantula (female): 25-30 years
Tarantula (male): 5-7 years


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