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Number 16 (spider)

Number 16 was a wild female trapdoor spider that lived in North Bungulla Reserve near Tammin, Western Australia. She died in 2016, at an estimated age of 43 years, and is the longest-lived spider recorded to date. Number 16 did not die of old age, but was most likely killed by a parasitic wasp sting.

Bluey (dog)

Bluey was an Australian cattle dog owned by Les and Esma Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. According to Guinness World Records, Bluey lived 29 years, 5 months and is the oldest dog ever verified. Two owners have made claims for longer-lived dogs Max and Bella, but these claims have not been independently verified. Blueys age, along with that of "Chilla," a Labrador Retriever and Australian Cattle Dog mix, reported to have lived to the age of 32 years and 12 days, prompted a study of the longevity of the Australian Cattle Dog to examine if the breed might have exceptional longevity. T ...

Colo (gorilla)

Colo was a western gorilla widely known as the first gorilla to be born in captivity anywhere in the world and as the oldest known gorilla in the world. Colo was born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to Millie Christina and Baron Macombo, and lived there for her entire life. She was briefly called "Cuddles" before a contest was held to officially name her. Colos name was derived from the place of her birth, Columbus, Ohio.

Cookie (cockatoo)

Cookie was a male Major Mitchells cockatoo residing at Brookfield Zoo, near Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was believed to be the oldest member of his species alive in captivity, at the age of 82 in June 2015, having significantly exceeded the average lifespan for his kind. He was one of the longest-lived birds on record and was recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest living parrot in the world. The next-oldest Major Mitchells cockatoo to be found in a zoological setting was a 31-year-old female bird located at Paradise Wildlife Sanctuary, England. Information publishe ...

Creme Puff (cat)

Creme Puff was a domestic cat, owned by Jake Perry of Austin, Texas. She was the oldest cat ever recorded, according to the 2010 edition of Guinness World Records, when she died aged 38 years and 3 days. Perry had another cat, Grandpa Rex Allen, who he said was born in Paris, Texas in 1964 and died aged 34 years and 2 months in 1998; Grandpa was posthumously awarded 1999 Cat of the Year by Cats & Kittens magazine, and was featured in an earlier version of the Guinness World Records as the then oldest cat ever.

Granny (killer whale)

Granny, presumed dead between October–December 2016), also known as J2, was an orca. She was estimated by some whale researchers to have been 105 years old, but her age is a source of dispute, with other studies putting her at age 65-80. If she was 105, she would have been the oldest known orca at the time of her death. A member of the endangered southern resident killer whale population, Granny lived in the northeast Pacific Ocean and coastal bays of Washington state and British Columbia. Granny was estimated to have been born in 1911. She was last seen on October 12, 2016, and was consid ...