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Which animal lives the shortest?

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Asked by E. Barnes, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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W. Mocroft

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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist, Master Degree in International Business, Las Vegas

Answered Nov 27, 2018

Some animals can live for many years. It is hard to believe that certain mammals can live almost as long or even longer than humans. When we think of animals’ lifespans, we think that these animals live only ten or maybe twenty years. However, there are animals that live fifty to one hundred years.

Then there are animals that have very short spans of life. It is hard to imagine how little they are on Earth. This animal with the shortest lifespan is the Mayfly. It only lives one day or twenty-four hours. Also, most of the time, their lives are spent in a stage where it is transforming from a nymph. It doesn’t have a lot of time to spend doing anything.

 

C. Reyes

C. Reyes

Answered Jun 14, 2018

The animal with the shortest lifespan in the world is the Mayfly. There are some animals that are expected to last for years. Some may have a lifespan of months, weeks, and even days but this particular animal can only live for 24 hours.

The moment that they are born, they are meant to do what they are tasked to do before their life is snuffed away from them. Take note that there are 2500 types of Mayflies that you can find in the world right now. Some will only last for a few hours after being born. A typical Mayfly will spend its life as a nymph before it dies.

 

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