I view the long-lived animals as a source of knowledge that we can use to better understand ourselves and our place on this planet. Below are the longest-lived species and being the most closely related to humans they offer us insight into extending our own lives. The semi-aquatic animals will be here as well.

PHYLUM: ArTHROPODA
class: insecta

Lasius niger

phylum: chordata
CLASS: AVES

andean-condor

pink-cockatoo

Class: reptilia

alligator

saltwater-crocodile

tuatara

galapagos-tortoise

aldabra-tortoise

eastern-box-turtle
The eastern box turtle is a species that exhibits negligible senescence.
blandings-turtle
Blanding’s turtle is a species that exhibits  negligible senescence.

spur-thighed-tortoise

european-pond-turtle

aaligator-snapping-turtle