The ages of the world’s oldest pets may shock you. It is incredible how long these animals live. When speaking of the fountain of youth, maybe our pets have the secret. Did you know that some pets can live almost twice their average lifespan?!
So, what is the world’s oldest pet? As of August 2019, a tortoise named Tommy is the oldest pet in the world and is 121 years old. This tortoise has undoubtedly seen her fair share of history, living through 21 U.S. presidents, two world wars, and six English monarchs. Tommy may be the oldest, but she is not alone.
Here is a list of the other world’s oldest pets.
The World’s Oldest Cat
The world’s oldest cat lived to be 38 years old. His name was Crème Puff. What a cool name! Crème Puff was born on August 3, 1967, and he died on August 6, 2005.
Crème Puff was a domestic mix. Which means it does not have a pedigree. Some people simply refer to these cats as “house cats.” Surprisingly, Crème Puff’s owner also had another unrelated cat that lived to be 34.
Did you know that the current oldest living cat is now 34 and lives in Texas? It is a Siamese cat named Scooter, born on March 26, 1986. Scooter was crowned the world’s oldest living cat in 2016.
The World’s Oldest Dog
Dogs are a man’s best friend, and they can also live long lives. The record for the oldest dog to live is 29 years old. This was a cattle dog named Bluey. How did Bluey live so long? Some think her diet has a lot to do with your health and longevity. Bluey lived in Australia, and her diet consisted of kangaroo and emu.
The life expectancy of an Australian Cattle Dog is 12-16 years. Blue exceed expectations and lived a great life.
The World’s Oldest Guinea Pig
This next one will amaze you. The life expectancy of guinea pigs is 4-8 years. Well, not for a guinea pig named Snowball. Snowball lived to be almost 15 years old. It is reported that Snowball died in 1979
The World’s Oldest Goldfish
When I think about goldfish, I think of the sweet, beautiful small fish that I would get as a child. I also remember that they wouldn’t last very long. The longest I was able to keep a goldfish was around 1 year. Apparently, this is not the same case for all goldfish.
The world’s oldest goldfish lived to be 45 years old. Goldie the goldfish was won as a prize from a local fair. This goldfish lived in the U.K.
The World’s Oldest Macaw
Macaws typically have a longer lifespan. The average Macaw lives to be 50 years old. Charlie, the Blue Macaw, has well exceeded this average. She is currently said to be around 117 years of age.
The World’s Oldest Rabbit
The world’s oldest rabbit lived to be 19 years old. This is incredible, seeing as though the life expectancy of a rabbit is 1-2 years. Additionally, Flopsy was a wild-born Australia rabbit. She was taken in by a resident and lived a full long life.
The World’s Oldest Chimpanzee
Gregoire owns the record of being the world’s oldest chimpanzee. He lived to be 66 years old. Unfortunately, Gregoire spent the majority of his life living in a cage. After he was in his 40s, he was released to a Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center.
The Oldest Animal To Ever Live
What is the oldest animal to ever live? The oldest animal to live was a clam that lived to be 507 years old. The clam was discovered in northern Iceland waters. The clam was named Ming the Mollusk. Unfortunately, the scientist who found the clam killed it while conducting research.
The animals above have amazing track records. Did the life spans of these animals amaze you? They are quite fascinating. From the oldest living tortoise to the 507-year-old clam, pets have been making history for a while.