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Social senescence in red deer

Longitudinal data spanning 43 years from a wild ungulate population reveal changes in social connectedness as individuals age, and suggest that these changes may in part be driven by changes in spatial behaviour.

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Fig. 1: Red deer show within-individual declines in social connectedness as they age.

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Siracusa, E.R. Social senescence in red deer. Nat Ecol Evol 6, 1062–1063 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01766-3

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