Bull Sharks’ Average Lifespan

-According to the National Wildlife Federation, bull sharks’ average lifespan is 12 years in the wild. Bull sharks usually live for 12 to 16 years, but one bull shark in captivity was recorded living to 30 years old. According to the University of Florida, bull shark growth rates have been calculated by Thorson and Lacy using tag recapture information in Lake Nicaragua. They estimated that in the first two years, the growth rate is about 16-18 cm per year.

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