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Why are offspring of oviparous animals at a greater risk as compared to offspring of viviparous animals?

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Oviparous animals lay eggs outside the body so they are under continuous threat of various environmental conditions and predators whereas in viviparous animals development of young ones takes place inside the body where they're protected and have constant nutrition avaliable to them. Therefore, offspring of oviparous animals are at a greater risk as compared to viviparous animals.

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