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Lending a Helping Paw: When Animals Cooperate [Slide Show]

Humans are not alone in aiding others

By Kate Wong

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HUNGER GAMES:

When a vampire bat misses a meal, one of its roost mates may regurgitate some of its meal to share with the hungry bat.....[ More ]

TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS:

Small fish known as wrasses nibble dead skin and parasites from large, predatory groupers.....[ More ]

GIVING DIRECTIONS:

Foraging honey bees show fellow foragers they way to good food sources.....[ More ]

WINGMAN:

Male olive baboons will partner up to drive away a female’s existing consort, giving one of the pair the chance to mate with her.....[ More ]

STANDING GUARD:

Some meerkats act as sentinels, warning group members with an alarm call when they spy a predator.....[ More ]

IT TAKES A VILLAGE:

Among Florida scrub jays, helpers assist with the rearing of chicks that are not their own.....[ More ]

HUNTING PARTY:

Male chimpanzees sometimes team up to hunt monkeys for food.....[ More ]

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