Bonobos voluntarily share food and even renounce its own food by a stranger, but only if the receiver offers to change social interaction, According to a study published Wednesday by Jingzhi so and Brian Hare, the Duke University (United States), in the magazine ‘ Plos One ’.
In a series of experiments, the authors found that the behaviour of bonobos was at least partly driven by altruistic motivations, Since the animals helped buy food to strangers, even without the possible social interaction as a result of helping them. However, your generosity had its limits: animals do not share food in their possession if there is no social interaction possible.
Although study subjects were all bonobos who had been orphaned by the trade in Bush meat in the Congo, They showed no significant difference in psychological bonobos that had been raised by their mothers. According to the researchers, their results highlight the evolution of the generosity of these apes, the closest relatives of humans, and suggest that the behavior may have evolved to allow for expansion of the various social networks.
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Each island has its own natural ecosystem, It may be rapidly disrupted by the arrival of new species of animals. It can be fun for tourists, but it is a real disaster for the ecology. Here they are 7 wonderful islands that have changed, and broken off its natural balance.
Rabbits – Okunoshima, Japan
Okunoshima is a small island located in the inland sea of Japan, in the city of Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is accessible by ferry from Tadanoumi and Omishima. There are sites for camping, paths and historic sites on the island. It is often called Usagi Shima (ウサギ 島 “Rabbit Island”?) It is known for the numerous wild rabbits that roam the island. His docility makes that she is closer to human beings.
The 2012 comes to an end, It is a good time to reflect and remember the most important stories of the year. So we're going to watch crazy, beautiful and fascinating videos of animals in the most implausible situations.
Unfortunately, some of the stories of animals of this year left us few reasons to smile.
Abuse on farms, poaching and smuggling were only some of the problems that attacked animal welfare and conservation.
In terms of domestic animals, millions of stray dogs and cats are slaughtered each year. To support conservation efforts, consider making a small donation for the World Wide Fund for nature here.
Animals crazed by the alcohol left three destroyed houses and trampled crops
Dumurkota, an Indian village, He suffered an attack of a herd of elephants who arrived in search of alcohol after having drunk already almost 500 litres.
Animals, at the beginning they were looking for food and they had come to tea and rice plantations, they suddenly felt the smell of alcohol that came from a store. Attracted by the scent, elephants ransacked the premises and was drank 18 barrels of liquor. The effect was devastating. The crazed elephants entered Dumurkota and destroyed at least three homes trying to get more alcohol. In addition, they trampled the plantations of local farmers. Police officers who arrived to calm the animals and let them return to your herd reported that the elephants were only part of a large community whose migratory route passed near Dumurkota.
Photo: AFP / Diptendu Dutta
An OWL who is afraid of flying in large open spaces, feel safe in your own House of red brick.
Gandalf, the great Grey Owl, you afraid of flying in bad weather by what their owners have built his Aviary inside a brick shed. Now Gandalf spends his days watching the world through the window. “Their attitude of not wanting to fly in large open spaces is a bit cowardly”, said its owner. Agoraphobia??
Photography: Mark Bridger / Rex Features
This is the moment in which a three meter long alligator slithered out of a river and tried to steal prey from a very angry lionesses.
The audacious crocodile of the Nile – known by the locals as Fred – it risked becoming prey to approaching two fearsome adult females that eat together with their young.
But as we look at the video and the images we see a brave Fred that he does not flinch in his attempt to try to steal an impala Lions ended up killing.
Absorbed in their food, the big cats needed a few minutes to realize that Fred was going to them and in a moment looks as if it were to succeed as it opened its huge JAWS.
The Lion Cubs worked with caution to avoid become themselves in a tasty meal for the crocodile.
At the end it seems that Fred has managed to snatch a leg of the Impala.
Photography: OLI DREIKE
“We have rescued this young elephant of eight months of age at the beginning of week. Fortunately, the notice came early in the morning and we were able to reach fast until the mother was forced to abandon her baby before the arrival of the shepherds to give water to their livestock.
Is a happy ending to see how we have been able to meet his mother to the small elephant, Zombe “.
Amboseli Trust for elephants