A shark just set the record for the longest-living animal of its kind on Earth — here are the runners up

If humans have any hope of living forever, we should probably take a hint from the dozens of other animals on Earth that far outpace our measly 71 years. These long-lived animals aren’t limited to a particular species, either: Everything from certain types of fish to some tortoises thrive far beyond what we might consider a normal lifespan.

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