15 Animals that have the shortest lifespans

15 Animals that have the shortest lifespans

1. Mayfly– (24 hours) The mayfly has the shortest lifespan of any known insect, living for only 24 hours.


2. House Mouse – (2-3 years) House mice have a lifespan of about one to three years.

House mouse

3. Hummingbird – (3-5) Hummingbirds have a lifespan of three to five years.


4. Hamster – (2-3 years) Hamsters typically live for two to three years.

5. Goldfish – (10 years) Goldfish can live up to 10 years, however, the average lifespan is two to three years.


6. Cockroach – (1 year) Cockroaches usually live for up to one year.


7. Praying Mantis– (1-2 years) Praying mantises usually live for one to two years.

Praying Mantis

8. Fruit Fly – (8-10 days) Fruit flies live for only eight to ten days.

9. African Dwarf Frog – (2-3 years) African dwarf frogs have a lifespan of two to three years.

10. Axolotl – (3-5 years) Axolotls typically live for three to five years.

11. Honey Bee – (4-6 weeks) Honey bees live for about four to six weeks.

12. Stick Insect – (1-2 years) Stick insects have an average lifespan of one to two years.

13. Drosophila –(2-3 weeks) Drosophila live for about two to three weeks.

14. Sea Urchin – (2-3 years) Sea urchins usually live for two to three years.

15. Parrotlet – (5-8 years) Parrotlets usually live for about five to eight years.

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