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Wild elephants in captivity die young because they remember too much, too well- Technology News, Firstpost

Wild elephants in captivity die young because they remember too much, too well- Technology News, Firstpost

Asian elephants snatched from the wild and conscripted to haul logs in Myanmar's timber industry live on average five years less than working elephants born in captivity, researchers said on 7 August, 2018.

Timber industry elephants have holidays, maternity leave and a mandatory retirement age.

"Captive-born working timber elephants in Myanmar live as long as wild ones," Lahdenpera noted.

"Wild-caught elephants carry the scars from their capture for a long, long time," said Lahdenpera.

Some Asian elephants live well into their 70s.

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