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fabri
10th January 2016, 22:39
Does somebody knows for How any years this species maintain its fertility? Do you think that an eight years old female could mate and reproduce for many years?

schmiggle
11th January 2016, 14:32
Fairly uneducated guess...But I would think that, given that the species can live 30+ years, an eight year old female could continue to reproduce for at least a decade, and probably far longer.

Blackbun
18th January 2016, 18:15
Totally agree with schmiggle, I'd say way in excess of ten years too. Most wild animals probably never get to that age whilst CB could have issues eg overweight or some dietary deficiency affecting the reproductive ability. Also consider all the environmental issues such as temperature cycles (daily and yearly) which might temporarily impact on breeding/fecundity.