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Earth & Environment
What is the Oldest Living Organism on Earth?
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
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.