Sea grasses in the Balearic Islands, Spain (100,000 years old): Sea grasses in the Balearic Islands are thought to be the oldest living organisms in the world, with a life expectancy of 100,000 years. This grassland stretches for about 16 km.
Pando, Utah, USA (80,000 years old): The Pando populations are made up of a single deciduous tree in the Fishlake National Forest, with roots dating back to 80,000 years. This population is considered the heaviest living organism, with more than 40,000 trunk, weighing 5,800 tons, spanning 429,000 square meters.
Volcanic sponges, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica (15,000 years): The giant volcanic sponges found in Antarctica are about 15,000 years old. The mollusc is white or light yellow, about 2 meters high and about 1.8 meters wide. Cold water of the Antarctic Sea helps slow down the growth rate and increase the life span of the organism.
Sea turtles Jonathan, Seychelles (184): Jonathan’s sea turtle is approximately 50 years old when it is brought to St. Helena in the 19th century as a gift to the governor. In 2005, Jonathan became the world’s longest living animal at age 184.
Henry, the Southland Museum, New Zealand (120 years old): Dubbed a living dinosaur, the tuatara looks like a lizard but is actually a breed that lived before the dinosaurs and survived the catastrophe. . Henry is considered the oldest tuatara in New Zealand.
Muja Crocodile, Belgrade Zoo, Serbia (80 years old): Muja is the oldest American crocodile in the world living in captivity. This crocodile survived a world war, three times Belgrade was bombed and the Balkan crisis in the 1990s.
Old Vine vineyard, Maribor, Slovenia (400 years old): Old Vine vineyard was planted in the late Middle Ages and is the oldest vine in the world still fruit. Every year, 100 bottles of wine made from grapes are sent to important people, including the Pope.
Fortingall, Scotland (5,000 years old): This ancient yew tree is located in the church garden of the village of Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland. The wood of the tree is rotting so it is difficult to determine the real age of the tree. In 1769, the tree was estimated to be about 5,000 years old. However, recent research suggests that the plant may be only 2,000-3,000 years old.
Hildesheim Rose, Germany (1,000 years old): This thousand-year-old rose on the wall of the Hildesheim cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site. Pink dust 10 m high, single pink roses. This is considered the oldest roses in the world.
Olive Vouves, Greece (4,000 years old): Located in the village of Ano Vouves on Crete, this 4,000 year old olive tree still produces fruit. Every year, trees welcome about 20,000 visitors.
Baobab Sunland, Limpopo, South Africa (6,000 years old): The oldest adult baobab tree in this world is older than the Egyptian pyramid of Giza. Each year, about 7,000 visitors come to admire the giant trunk and sit at the bar in the tree.
By: Anna Lee