Originally Posted by heinous
sensationalism. 3000 years old trees are in california very much alive right now. oldest animal maybe, but animal lifespans pale in comparison compared to the rest of the "creatures." even then, the giant barrel sponge is still way ahead of this clam, and yes a sponge is an animal.
A creature is defined as an animal of any type. Trees are not creatures.
The giant barrel sponge is though, and has a much longer life span than the clam.