I understand it’s impossible to know exactly where a creature lives, and the authorities do the best they can to release captured animals in an environment they are familiar with. And I also understand that animals are adapted to survive as best they can in whatever environment. Say Bear A and Bear B are two identical bears, both captured by local authorities for straying in the neighborhood. Bear A is released in an unfamiliar location. Bear B is released in an area it knows well (i.e. its den). Assume the bears live the rest of their lives in their released locations. Also assume that each location has equally accessible shelter, food, and water for the bear. Can an outside observer presume Bear A will have a shorter lifespan that Bear B? Do the natural survival skills of animals mitigate any detectable differences between a creature’s “home” and areas unfamiliar to them?
What about humans? Does a nomadic lifestyle mean a shorter lifespan, assuming hypothetically that all necessities can be equally met both through a nomadic lifestyle and a sedentary one?
I hope this question makes sense. Thanks.