The World's Longest Lived Animals
Eastern Box Turtles
Eastern box turtles have an interesting property to their long lives. They don't experience senescence, which means that they don't have any of the normal effects of aging. Instead, they just grow bigger and bigger. Now, normally, they only live about 40 years, which is short by turtle standards. However, some Eastern Box Turtles have lived for as long as 140 years in the wild. They can also regenerate their shells, which is unique and allows them to survive some wounds that other turtles can't.
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