Life is very loving factor in one’s life because everyone wants to live longer life. it can be animals or
humans. This article emphasizes on the life of animals. Life is decided by the internal mechanism until
and unless it worked better life is longer to live, once the body parts or metabolic system is affected life
become distorted. However, some animal’s lives 150+ years while other very less. Let learn about shortest living animals in the world.
Here is the list of top 10 shortest living animals of the world.
1. MAYFLIES, 24 HOURS:
This flies have the shortest living animals of only 24 hours. With this passage of time they spend their lives as
nymphs. Moreover, they are name as one day insects because they die within 24 hours. Mayflies have
the most fast reproduction cycle as any other insect. They are of 2500 different species in the world
among them some even die within hours. They are found in groups and keep on dancing all around.
2. GASTROTRICH, 3 DAYS:
They are bisexual animals found in marine water. This marine microorganisms contain thousands of
tubes that help it to attach it body with other marine water lives. In addition to it, it is minute about 3
millimeters. They have the shortest living animals life of 3 days only. They possess transparent body and swims in
jerks. Their adhesive quality makes them different from other insects.
3. DRONE ANTS, 3 WEEKS:
They are the male colonies and known for its laziness, they do not work too much and are always found
lazy. However, they the first to die once they are mated with female colonies, they have the short life of
about 3 weeks. Female colonies plays essential role in their work. They play minor role in developing ant
4. HOUSEFLIES, 4 WEEKS:
This insects is found all around your house, rarely found in wild environment. They are mostly irritating
with fast life cycle of producing 1000 eggs. They are found at unhygienic places and on trash. They have
life span of about 4 weeks. They are very common to find.
5. DRAGON FLY, 4 MONTHS:
This is the insects with life span of about 4 months and are prey of spiders, birds, lizards and frogs. For
this reason they cannot live longer life and are easily affected by wind and harsh condition climate that
makes its life difficult to survive. This harsh condition stops them from emerging from larva form to
6. HOUSE MOUSE, 1 YEAR:
These prolific breeders are harmful at growing stages, they are most hatred animals and found at homes
mostly, they destroy the wood and are caught by cats. The can live for 1 year if mouse is not caught by
cat or any poisoning tablets. This has short life span but more than other insects.
7. CHAMELEON, 1 YEAR:
This has the same life span as of mouse about 1 year. Comparing to reptiles and other member. Panther
chameleon has the shortest life span. They are found in Madagascar .however due to its short life span
they mate rapidly. They are familiar of being disappearing as the new one emerges.
Changing color is the most significant characteristics of this chameleon. They feed on crickets and
8. MOSQUITO FISH, 2YEARS:
A native to United States marine organism found in fresh water. They show more life than those lives in
saline water. They can have advantage of living in saline water because not all predatory fishes live in
saline. Moreover, they have more life span than males. Their life span is short of 2 years.
9. GUINEA PIGS, 4 YEARS:
A South African animals. That is so cute and lovable it comes in category of social animals. Their life span
is quite short that they die within 4 years. They need to be feed at right time because they are more
prone to diseases. Their veterinary checkup is required. The main diseases are. Scurvy, bronchitis and
10. DOMESTIC RABBITS, 8-12 YEARS:
These cute domestic rabbits have short life span and their life is mostly affected by many disease
commonly found, fat deposition and uterine cancer. Females are more prone to such diseases. And die
before if not medicated properly.
They feed on high root vegetables and fruits, they require a lot of water.so most of the time their
survival is very difficult.in addition, and they are prolific animals due to short life span.