Top 10 Animals with the Shortest Life

Hey, guys! Today, let’s talk about the top 10 animals with the shortest lives! 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 months?

Yes, that’s how short the life span of these animals! Shocking right?

Continue reading to know which animals I was talking about.

10. Bunny Rabbits

Bunny rabbit lovers will be surprised to discover that domesticated versions of these furry animals only survive 7 to 12 years. So, if you do have one, take care of it, and who knows,  maybe you can prove scientists wrong.

rabbit, bunny

9. Guinea Pigs

We take a pretty big jump in the chart for the next animal and their lifespan.  The guinea pig is a little creature whose life span is around maximum of four years.

guinea pig

8. Mosquitofish

The tiny mosquitofish only has a 2-year lifespan overall, which is sad given how adorable they are up close.

Mosquitofish in studio

7. Chameleon

Despite having an appearance that is both ancient and prehistoric, chameleons are only thought to live for around a year. They can shape-shift, but they don’t seem to be able to extend their lives by a few more years.

Green chameleon exotic lizard

6. Mouse

The average house mouse ties the chameleon in terms of lifespan. It’s a hard life for a mouse, people try to capture and kill you despite your just one year life expectancy.

Wood mouse on green background

5. Dragonflies

Dragonflies have some really lovely colors, but they will only entertain us with their beauty for about four months. Given how little this animal’s lifespan is, it is incredible to imagine that it ranks at number five on the list. 


4. Houseflies

When chasing a housefly the next time, remind yourself that it will only be present for four weeks.


3. Drone ants

Drone ants barely cut the houseflies lifespan at three weeks.   Can you picture being born into the world with only three weeks to live? It is quite sad.

2. Gastrotrichs

You might be unsure of what a gastrotrich is; if so, you’re not alone. But as time has gone on, we’ve discovered that gastrotrichs are microorganisms that live in marine biomes. They only exist for a maximum of three days and are invisible to the eye.

1. Mayflies

The animal with the shortest lifespan, which is the most depressing revelation for 10Most, is a mayfly. How brief is the life span? Unfortunately, these mayflies only have a daylong lifespan.

Side view of a green drake mayfly, Ephemera danica


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