10. African Elephant
Native to, you guessed it, Africa, the African elephant is the largest land animal in the world.
In addition to that impressive distinction, these pachyderms are known to live up to 70 years!
9. Bowhead Whale
Speaking of impressively large animals, the bowhead whale is the second largest mammal on earth–second only to the blue whale. These behemoths weigh in at nearly 100 tons and can grow to be up to 60 feet long!
They also live for a really long time. They’ve been known to have a lifespan of up to 200 years!
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8. Greenland Shark
The Greenland shark is another animal that lives to be around 200 years old! Think that’s impressive?
The oldest Greenland shark ever recorded was 400 years old! Their secret to eternal youth? They grow incredibly slowly and don’t actually reach maturity until they’re 100 years old.