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2006-07-13 15:45:00

Meerkats actively teach their young how to catch and eat their prey, British researchers said in a study that is one of the first to prove that animals show such complex behavior.

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2006-07-13 13:45:00

It's hardly algebra or physics, but meerkats have been observed actively teaching their young, something not often seen in animals in the wild.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.