The life span of animals

Changes in metabolism, the ratio of brain size to body, the environment and many unknown things affect the life expectancy of different species of animals. Some species live for hundreds of years, while others can live for several hours. In this collection you will learn about the life expectancy of animals who umereno the least time on planet Earth.

Domestic Rabbit (6 years)

Rabbits are small mammal that lives in various parts of the world. Domestic rabbits average life expectancy is only 6 years old. These animals differ in size and colors. Obesity and uterine cancer are the main diseases of rabbits affecting short life expectancy. A high intake of root vegetables and fruit also causes many health problems. Rabbits require plenty of water every day and meticulous care. But nature took care of the problem, giving these animals a Hyper-developed reproductive function.

Guinea Pigs (4 years)

Guinea pigs — attractive social animals from South Africa. This cute varieties shorter life expectancy of only 4 years. Guinea pigs exposed to a series of diseases. They also require intensive care and feeding in a certain time interval. Only proper care can extend the life expectancy of Guinea pigs to 4 years. Among the diseases of this animal are often singled out bronchitis, scurvy and excessive obesity.

Mosquito fish (2 years)

Mosquito fish — freshwater inhabitant of many water bodies in the United States. The lifespan of this fish is less than two years. Frogs and other fish often prey on Moskito, which also contributes to this duration. Because of this factor, the fish have adapted to life in brackish water, where it can't attack predators. Mosquito fish can live in the environment with temperature of water up to 42 degrees Celsius.

Chameleon (1 year)

Among the family of chameleons, parterowy chameleon has a short life expectancy of only 1 year. This species inhabits the Northern and Eastern parts of Madagascar. This chameleon reproduces the most offspring because of the shorter life expectancy. Interestingly, all the adults die before the next generation emerges from eggs. The crickets and worms are the main food for chameleons. They drink a lot of water and instantly change color, easily hiding from predators.

House mouse (1 year)

A house mouse can live longer than 11 months. This small mammal a shorter lifespan, which actually becomes even shorter due to the very harsh environment in which it lives this species. The main threat to this rodent come from people and their Pets. The mouse is very hard to catch, as it runs very fast and can easily hide in the most unpredictable places. Due to the short lifespan of the mouse is very intensive breeding.

Dragonfly (4 months)

There are 5000 different species of dragonflies. But this beautiful species over a short span of 4 months. Most dragonflies fall into the clutches of predators before reaching old age. Being in the form of larvae, these dragonflies can't fly — it only facilitates the work of predators. Sometimes strong wind and abrupt climate change impede the navigation of the dragonfly from the larva.

Flies (4 weeks)

House flies are the most widespread and annoying insects in the world. They live for a shorter period — no more than 4 weeks. Flies grow from grubs in just a few days. Within the short life cycle of each female housefly lays up to 1000 eggs. Flies are considered one of the main distributors of diseases that they carry flying around the house in search of food.

Males of the ant (3 weeks)

Males inhabit ant within a colony of ants and their life cycle is only 3 weeks. Unlike the regular worker ants, males have wings and are very lazy. Ant colonies are always based females. Males die immediately after mating with females.

Brûhoresničnye worms (3 days)

Brûhoresničnye worms, or gastrotricha — one from marine microorganisms. They grow to a maximum size of 3 mm, and live for 3 days. Gastrotricha often held together with other water bodies. Their transparent body has male and female organs for reproduction. Brûhoresničnye worms often swim after the course.

Mayflies (24 hours)

Mayflies have the shortest lifespan on Earth for only 24 hours. This variety is also called ephemeral, because of the short lifespan. There are 2500 different species of mayflies in the world. In fact, most of them die within a few hours, or even minutes. The main purpose mayfly — procreation. Interestingly, their digestive system also performs a respiratory function. Within this short period of life they form groups and are literally dancing on all possible surfaces.



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