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Breeder meerkats age faster, but their subordinates still die younger

Breeder meerkats age faster, but their subordinates still die younger

Despite rapidly aging, dominant animals live longer because their underlings are driven out of the group -- becoming easy targets for predators. The secret of a long meerkat life is to be 'ruler of your community ... cracking down on would-be rivals,' say scientists.

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