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Killer whale mama’s boys live longer

Survival benefits to sons may favor orca menopause

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2:13pm, September 13, 2012

Male killer whale thirtysomethings appear to live longer when mom’s nearby, especially if mom has stopped reproducing. This survival bonus for mama’s boys could be the first evidence from nonhuman animals for an evolutionary advantage to living long after reproduction stops.

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