Saturday, March 30, 2013

CAMERA CRITTERS #260

HAPPY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY TO CAMERA CRITTERS - CONGRATULATIONS MISTY! I THINK THAT IS GREAT AND YOU HAVE BROUGHT SO MUCH PLEASURE TO US ALL THROUGH THIS MEME.  THANK YOU MY FRIEND!

The last time we were at Meadowlark Gardens the Koi had become active.


Did you know that the oldest Koi ever recorded was 226 years' old?  According to Wikipedia "one famous scarlet koi, named Hanako was owned by several individuals, the last of whom was Dr. Komei Koshihara.  Hanako was supposedly 226 years old upon her death in 1977, based on examining one of her scales in 1966."


However, the average Koi lives to be between 25 and 47 years' old.


Koi in Japanese means "carp".  In Japan they are symbols of love and friendship. 



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15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I had no idea, they lived for so long. Great shots of your critters. Happy Easter to you and your family, Denise!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

I had no idea any had lived that long...they are so pretty.

gigihawaii said...

Interesting info about koi, Denise. I didn't know they had such a long lifespan.

TexWisGirl said...

i've always wanted a koi pond. but i know my dogs and the herons and egrets here would have a field day!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

WOW what cool captures!Happy Easter -it is beginning to feel more like Spring:)

Elephant's Child said...

I always love to see them - and had no idea of their potential to live for so long. Thank you so much - wonderful photos, fascinating information.

Cloudia said...

And masculinity! Carp flags fly on Boy's Day :-)

Aloha

Icy BC said...

Wow..that's amazing about the oldest koi.

Happy Easter..

Betty Manousos said...

dear denise,

happy easter!!

xx



interesting info about koi, btw.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, so taking on ownership of a koi is a big deal as they might outlive the original owner.

Incredible.

Happy Easter to you and your family Denise.

islandwonder said...

That is some longevity genes they have.

Shey Wicklund said...

Always love kois and so relaxing to watch.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful fish. I had no idea they live so long.

Linda Gross said...

I didn't know koi lived that long either. Very nice pictures of the different koi.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for visiting everyone :)