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What is the Oldest Living Organism on Earth?
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Aug 23, 2017
"What's the oldest tree or other living organism on Earth?" That question was posed to BBC Crowd Science, and it turns out it's a difficult question to answer. The oldest confirmed organism is a bristlecone pine tree in California that's 5,067 years old. But its possible there are a few other organisms on the planet that are much older.