I would like to know how best to ask for how long an animal will live for.
Should I say:
- How long is the lifespan of [insert animal]
- What is the lifespan of [insert animal]
I am not too sure which to use. Does using 'how long' create repetitiveness?
In addition is it also correct to follow it up with ' Where is it at in its lifespan?' to find out how many years it has left?
One last thing, for the benefit of future reference, it would be greatly appreciated if you can suggest some alternatives for the same question, be it formal or collloquial.