Longest Living Animals Quiz.

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Tuatara

 

Find out which animal has the longest lifespan by answering this quiz.

Tuatara
Tuatara in Invercargill (New Zealand). His name is Henry, PD image.




True or False?

1. Tuataras are the oldest living dinosaurs.

 True

 False

 

2. Turtles live long because of their slow metabolic rate.

 True

 False

 

3. Killer whales live long because they aren’t really dolphins, they’re true whales.

 True

 False

 

4. Lake sturgeons live long because they take a long time to mature.

 True

 False

 

5. Crocodiles live long because they do not age biologically. They continue to grow and die only because of starvation, disease or attack from anacondas, big cats or hippos.
 True

 False

 

6. The kakapo, a flightless bird, is the sole longest living bird because it doesn’t get tired.

 True

 False

 

7. The African bush elephant, being the largest land animal, lives the longest among all the elephant species.

 True

 False

 

8. Only male dugongs live long.

 True

 False

 

9. Gorillas live longer in captivity than in the wild because they have a regular supply of food and they don’t get preyed on by leopards.

 True

 False

 

10. A koi fish named Hanako was the longest living fish ever recorded. Hanako died in 1977 at age 226.

 True

 False




Answers to Longest Living Animals Quiz:

1. False. The tuatara is not a dinosaur but a reptile that looks like a lizard; it is the only existing member of the Sphenodontia order, which lived during the age of dinosaurs.
2. True.
3. False. Whales live long. Killer whales, or orcas, are actually dolphins and they also live long.
4. True. Male lake sturgeon take 19 years before they mature and females reproduce only when they reach the age of 23.
5. True.
6. False. Parrots, in general, are the longest living birds. The kakapo, also being a parrot, lives long too.
7. False. Asian elephants can live up to 70 years, while African bush elephants have an average lifespan of 40 to 50 years.
8. False. Both male and female dugongs can live up to 70 years.
9. True.
10. True.

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