Why Do Birds Live Longer Than Turtles?

Conventional wisdom in longevity studies used to be that the life span of a creature was roughly proportional to its body mass and heart rate—the big, slow elephant outlives the quick, small mouse. New research, however, presents a more complicated picture. Bats and birds, for instance, are small but tend to live longer than many larger creatures.

Why Do Birds Live Longer Than Turtles?

Conventional wisdom in longevity studies used to be that the life span of a creature was roughly proportional to its body mass and heart rateā€”the big, slow elephant outlives the quick, small mouse. New research, however, presents a more complicated picture. Bats and birds, for instance, are small but tend to live longer than many larger creatures.

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    Birds likely outlive other creatures because somehow they can live off of unspeakable evil. Not to mention that while we...
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