Is there an animals that lives more than 1000 years? If so, what is the animal?
11 Feb 07
It’s highly unlikely any animal lives 1000 years. Certain fish, crustaceans, or reptiles do grow throughout life and, therefore, age little. "Some organisms seem to be potentially immortal," says the Encyclopedia Britannica. — barring accident or disease. A lobster, for example, grows throughout its life: molting (i.e., shedding) shell after shell. He shows almost no aging or evidence of muscular disease. He remodels his entire neuromusculatory system over his lifetime. Catch a lobster by a claw and that’s all you get: a claw. He breaks it off as automatically as we sneeze and grows another the next time he molts.