Do dogs live longer in captivity than they would in the wild?



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    On average, yes.  In the wild, dogs live in packs and compete with other groups of animal for food.  This combined with a collection of natural predators and other environmental factors that would cut a wild dog’s life short unfortunately cause a wild dog’s lifespan to be much shorter on average than dogs in captivity. According to the SanDiego Zoo’s website, African Wild Dogs live 9-10 years in the wild and 10-13 years in captivity.

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