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Animal Cognition: Rooks Team Up to Solve a Problem


Animal Cognition: Rooks Team Up to Solve a Problem

Thomas Bugnyar. Curr Biol.


A recent study has found that rooks team up to get food in a cooperative instrumental task, but they may have difficulties in understanding when cooperation is necessary and how it works.

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