Most zoo mammals live longer than their wild counterparts

16 11 2016

screenshot-2016-11-16-18-46-42Some neat research just came out in Scientific Reports: across 59 species of mammals, > 80% live longer in zoos than in the wild (= what you’d expect), but a few do not (puzzling, disappointing but also interesting). This study also controlled for phylogenetic relatedness very nicely.

Science Daily write-up here, original paper here, and one of its illustrative figures, below.

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