Lonesome George the Tortise and More: 10 Really, Really Old Animals (Slideshow)

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For every animal that dies before its time, there are others that outdo their species with record-setting lifespans: 211-year-old whales, 25-year-old dogs, 175-year-old tortoises. And while figuring out an animal's age isn't an exact science--especially when it's a creature found in nature without a birth certificate--the fish, mammals, and fowl on the next few pages have outlived generations of hunters, countless owners, and the never-ending threats that plague them.

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