I found this very interesting...

animals  - a lion from the zoo
@OURDEW (4812)
United States
August 10, 2008 1:50pm CST
The life span of different animals. The life expectancies are under optimal conditions. The actual life span may be shortened considerably if environmental conditions or diet are poor. I choose about 20 to post. If you have any other animal you would like to know about, I'll check to see if I have it for you. Bear...40 years Boa Constrictor...23 years Bull...28 years Camel...50 years Bull Frog...29 years Horse...40 years Koala...8 years Lion...35 years Mouse...4 years Cow...22 years Elephant...70 years Guinea Pig...8 years Kangaroo...9 years Macaw...64 years Rattlesnake...22 years Wolf...18 years Rabbit...9 years Tiger...22 years Fox...14 years Hog...18 years
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I have one. How about goldfish? crabs? SHarks? Its so interesting. I am always happy to learn random trivia. I cant count the times where trivia has helped me out of many dull conversations. SO tell me more my friend! dl
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Goldfish can live over 20 years and crabs 22 in the wild. There not sure about how long sharks can live.
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I love trivia. where are you getting them? I would love to hear some more random trivia. Its entertaining. Plus I love learning knew facts about different random things. Thanks so much. please tell me where I can find some interesting facts too? dl
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
10 Aug 08
Interesting. I know a bit about horses and 40 is certainly possible, but not too many make it that far. I'd say 30 was closer to a true figure.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
11 Aug 08
You may be right. I don't know much about horses, but this is under perfect conditions. I guess they can live up to 40 years.
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@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
12 Aug 08
that's some very interesting facts you've got there. I've learnt something new today. Would you happen to know the life span of cats? I have three cats at home and I try to give them the best I can. However I can't seem to find an 'official' life span for cats. Most say 20 but some say 24 and I read about an old lady who has cats thatlive beyond 30. It'll be great to know what exactly is their life span. At least I'll have an inkling whether the lethargy is a sign of something wrong or just due to old age. Thanks for sharing these interesting information. Cheers ;p
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Cats...25 years. I hope that helps you. Good luck to you and your cats.
• Canada
12 Aug 08
That is definitely something interesting to think aout. I enjoyed reading that list of lifespans, You make a great point about the environent. I think it would be interesting o know how humans invasion of most of the world has afected the natral lifespans of wild animals. Humans are living longer ecause of advancements in science, but because of what tose long living humans have done to the environment wild animals may be living shorter lives.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I think you have a very good point. I'm sure us humans are making the lives of animals shorter.