Top 10 Shortest Living Animals in the World


10 Domestic Rabbits: 9 Years.

A domestic or domesticated rabbit is a subspecies of the European rabbit, most generally referred to as a house rabbit, a bunny, a bunny or a bunny rabbit. Depending on its size, a domestic rabbit kept as a companion may be called a pocket companion. We found them in various sizes and colours. Yet this magnificent creature has a lifespan of only a few years. The main diseases that affect domestic rabbits include fat deposition and uterine cancer. Female rabbits are more vulnerable than males to these illnesses. Without proper Medicare and food, they can soon die.

9 Guinea Pigs: 4-8 Years.

A species of rodent belonging to the Caviidae family and the Cavia genus is the guinea pig or domestic guinea pig, also known as cavy or domestic cavy. Guinea pigs are not native to Guinea, considering their common name, nor are they closely physically related to pigs, and the root of the name is still uncertain. Guinea pigs are quickly affected by a number of factors. At the proper interval of time, you need to feed this adorable puppy. For guinea pigs, a veterinary check-up at the right time is often a must. You may increase the life cycle of guinea pigs by up to 4 years with good treatment. But it’s very tough to avoid guinea pigs like scurvy, bronchitis, and Bumblefoot from the disease.

8 Mosquitofish: 2 Years.

Western mosquitofish are freshwater fish species, also generally known, albeit ambiguously, as mere mosquitofish, or by their generic name, Gambusia, or by the common name, gambezi. Often known by these names is its sister species, the eastern mosquitofish. Lived in freshwater, mosquito fish have a longer life than those lived in saline water. There is also a significantly greater lifespan for female fish than for males. Since the lifetime in saline water is short, there is some value to mosquito fish remaining there.

7 Chameleon: 1 Year.

With 202 species described as of June 2015, chameleons or chamaeleons are a distinctive and highly specialised clade of Old-World lizards. This species are present in a variety of colours, and certain species are capable of changing colour. Panther chameleons are native to Madagascar’s northern and eastern parts. Because of their shortened life cycle, they exhibit accelerated mating activity. Interestingly, when the next generation emerges from the nest, the entire adult chameleon leaves. The most obvious trait of chameleons is the sudden change of colour. So, they can fit into the natural world quickly.

6 House Mouse: 1 Year.

A small mammal of the order Rodentia, the house mouse is distinguished by a sharp snout, large rounded ears, and a long and hairy tail. It is one of the most prevalent of the Mus genus species. During their rising process, house rats are often vulnerable to many health issues. Owing to their reduced life span, they are also prolific breeders.

5 Dragonfly: 6 Months.

A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the Anisoptera Infraorder Order Odonata. Wide, multifaceted eyes, two pairs of solid, translucent wings, often with painted spots, and an elongated body define adult dragonflies. Dragonflies will not last too long, so spiders, birds, lizards, and frogs will easily consume them. The strong wind and other extreme climatic conditions often prohibit them from emerging from the larva phase as a dragonfly.

4 Houseflies: 28 Days.

The fly of the Cyclorrhapha suborder is the housefly. It is thought to have originated in the Cenozoic period, probably in the Middle East, and as a commensal of human beings it has spread all over the world. It is the most common species of fly that is present in homes. In homes, houseflies live in natural habitats with a lifetime longer than one. Each female housefly lays up to 1000 eggs during its shorter life cycle.

3 Drone Ants: 3 Weeks.

The male members of an ant colony are drone ants. The only life span they have is 3 weeks. Drone ants adopt a lazy conduct that never works too well. Females often set up colonies of ants. Interestingly, until they were partnered with women, drone ants died quickly. Thus, within their shorter life span, drone ants play a major role in the nature of ant colonies.

2 Gastrotrichs: 3 Days.

A group of tiny, worm-like, pseudo-coelomate species, the gastrotrichs, generally referred to as hairybellies or hairybacks, are widely distributed and found in freshwater and marine habitats. They grow to a size of up to 3 millimetres at most. The Gastrotrich Life Circle is limited to only three days. Gastrotrichs, along with tides, have a translucent body structure and swim. Gastrotrichs often connect hundreds of adhesive tubing on the lower part of the body to other water sources using them.

1 Mayflies: 24 hours.

Aquatic insects belonging to the order Ephemeroptera are mayflies. This order is part of the Palaeoptera, an ancient group of insects, which also comprises dragonflies and damsels. Over 3,000 species of mayfly, clustered into over 400 genera in 42 families, are recognised worldwide. Each of the Mayfly family members die within a couple of hours. As nymphs, mayflies spend most of their lives. The only goal of mayflies is to replicate. They form groups and dance together on all surfaces available throughout this fleeting span of life.