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10 Ways Animals Live Longer

What are the universal keys to longevity? An extensive look at multiple birds and mammals reveals 10 predictors that an animal will live a long life.

April 15, 2014
8:00 PM EDT
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A prairie dog. | Gunnar Ries, Wikimedia Commons
Wild proboscis monkeys foraging. | shankar s, Flickr
A toucan. | Berit, Wikimedia Commons
A raccoon. | Eric Schmuttenmaer, Flickr
Squirrel in a tree. | FinlayCox143, Wikimedia Commons
If evolving to become an arboreal animal isn't in the cards, spending at least some time (semi-arboreal) in trees helps. | Marieke I Jsendoorn-Kuijpers, Flickr
The researchers believe that the ability to fly or glide is the #1 key to bird and mammal longevity. | Wikimedia Commons
Flamingos in flight. | Jerry Friedman, Wikimedia Commons

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