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The Guts of the Captive Breeding Problem

Captive lions have different skull shapes compared with their wild counterparts, possibly due to a high-quality diet and fewer bones to chew. Credit: Cat Bell/Adobe

Captive lions have different skull shapes compared with their wild counterparts, possibly due to a high-quality diet and fewer bones to chew. Credit: Cat Bell/Adobe

By Stephanie Courtney Jones

The discovery that captivity affects the internal organs of animals has significant implications for their successful reintroduction to the wild.

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