The longest animal on the planet. | Pets

Posted by pets | 24 July 2011

The longest animal on the planet.

Why we humans age?? Why is there no eternal life?? Some time ago that science asks if there is a biological limit to life, If the improvement of medicine can beat even the ageing. The reality is that the life expectancy in humans has not stopped growing since the year 1.840. However, much we can if we want to achieve the longevity of other species. For example: the turtle can live up 180 years. In the case of vegetables, the scale is moved to another level, There are sequoias that can live more than 4.000 years. And despite the incredible this figure, There are bacteria that can even surpass.

  • Koi (226 years)

    Koi

    The real name of the koi fish is "nishikigoi" (literally "wavy tent") and is a typical Japanese fish. It is a fish that can have many different colors, because we have more than 20 different types. It is characterized by the waves that has drawn on the back, for the purposes of a tattoo design you are very well.

    The fish symbolizes love and friendship in Japan. What happens is that the word "koi" in Japanese means simply "fish", but at the same time it sounds very similar to a Japanese word that means "love affection" (We say that it is like a play on words. In addition, It is associated in legend with the mythical dragons, because its form is very similar.

  • Greenland whale (211 years)

    Ballena de Groenlandia

    His body is notable for the absence of ridges or fins, being completely rounded and smooth. Its color varies slightly. It ranges from dark black to grey, with white spots on the tail and the jaw.

    These whales are perfectly protected against the cold. They have a layer of fat in each 70 cm., enabling you to live without a problem in Arctic waters.

    As a curiosity, I would highlight the height that reaches your Jet or propeller of water: 7 m high.

  • Tuatara (200 years)

    Tuatara

    The tuatara is a New Zealand gift to the world because it is the sole survivor of an ancient group of reptiles that roamed the Earth at the same time as dinosaurs. Relatives of the Tuatara became extinct ago 60 millions of years by which the tuatara is called a “living fossil”.

    The Tuatara mainly feed of, beetles, Crickets and spiders. Their diet also consists of frogs, lizards, eggs and hatchlings of birds such as petrels found unprotected in the nest in the Burrows.

  • The Galápagos tortoise (193 years)

    Tortuga Galápagos

    Turtle Galapagos Islands of the Galapagos giant tortoise ( Chelonoidis nigra ) It is the largest living species of sea turtles , reaching weights of more of 400 kg and lengths of more of 2 m, with the life expectancy in the wild over of 100 years, It is one of the longest vertebrate. The turtle is originally from seven of the Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of some volcano 1.000 miles west of the continental Ecuador.

    The Spanish explorers who discovered the Islands in the 16th century, They called on the Galapagos Islands, meaning the turtle. The size of the shell and shape vary between populations, While in the Islands with high and wet lands, the turtles are larger, with more domed carapaces and short necks, in the Islands with low and dry lands, they are smaller than, with shells and long necks.

  • Giant tortoise (152 years)

    Tortuga gigante

    There are many large turtles, but none is comparable to the species Geochelone nigra, Galapagos giant tortoise, a truly impressive reptile. You can reach more than 1,80 meter in length, Although around 225 kg and live more than 150 years.

    As its name suggests, This giant tortoise is native to the Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of the Pacific located at 970 the Ecuadorian coast km. And like many other wonderful animals in nature, is threatened with extinction: in the list red of the Union International for conservation of nature

  • Fulica buzzard (115 years)

    gallinazo zopilote

    The common buzzard (Coragyps atratus) is a species of bird which, Although some classifications include it in the order Ciconiiformes,3 in the new world Vulture family (Cathartidae); It is one of the most abundant in this family.

    The vulture is a large bird of prey, with 65 cm in length, 1.5 meters of wingspan and a weight of between 2 and 2.75 kg. Their plumage is mainly glossy black. The head and neck have no feathers and his skin is dark grey and wrinkled. It is a scavenger, but it also feeds on eggs and newborn animals. Also feeds in places inhabited by humans in garbage cans. It finds its food using his acute eyesight or by following other vultures which possess the sense of smell.

  • The Amazon Parrot (104 years)

    Loro del Amazonas

    Loro guaro in Amazon (Amazona amazonica) is a large Amazon Parrot. It is resident in tropical South America, of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago Island South of Peru and Brazil Centre.

    Its Habitat is forests. Although common, It is hunted as a pest of agriculture, and capture for the pet market (more than 66.000 over the years 1981-1985). It is also hunted as a source of meat.

    It makes implementations of 3-5 white eggs in a tree cavity, incubating them three weeks the female, and then two months to fly.
    It's a medium Parrot, usually green with a yellow forehead and blue rims around the eyes. It feeds on seeds and fruit and is usually sees in pairs, Although it is not uncommon to see flocks of 50 or more individuals. It lives in tropical forests and forest edges, but also in areas with some trees.

  • Swan (102 years)

    Cisne

    The best-known Swan is the mute swan, or vulgar, It originally lived only in some regions of Europe and Asia, but it was domesticated and introduced in many other parts of the world, such as North America and Australia, where has he returned to live in the wild. Now with regard to Europe is located in the British Isles, Denmark, and Germany. Accidentally reaches the North Finland and Norway, and South to Spain. It is believed that it was the Romans who introduced it in England.

    The Swan mute or vulgar measured 1,5 m long and weighs around 16 kg. Its plumage is all-white, and the Bill is orange with a highly visible black lump at the base. The Swan boy or Swan Bewick and the Swan are the other two species living in Europe and Asia.

  • Tent (100 years)

    Carpa

    The common carp is a native of Asia and was introduced in almost all parts of the world. The common carp was found on the Danube 2000 years ago. It was a specimen of torpedo and Golden and yellow shape. It had two pairs of barbels and a scaly skin reminiscent of the mesh. They lived in large Roman pools in Central and southern Europe (This fact was demonstrated to find remains of carp in excavations on the Danube)

    The common carp can reach 1,2 m long and up to 40 Weight kg, Although normally measured in adult stage of 60-90 cm., and his weight is around the 9 Kg. Anything forming shoals; is omnivorous, and a variety of weather-resistant.

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  1. SpongeBob says:

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