Experiment Demonstrates Prosocial Behaviour in Dogs

by cofty 4 Replies latest social current

  • cofty

    Really cool experiment from Austria has shown that dogs will share treats with other dogs at personal cost but do so more generously to dogs they know.

    It is further evidence that altruism is not confined to humans.


  • Divergent

    And yet the Bible speaks negativity about dogs, not just once, but repeatedly!

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Interesting article, Cofty

    I find dog behavior fascinating.

    I vaguely remember watching a program on African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) and there was a dog with an injured leg. He couldn't join in the hunt but if my memory serves me correctly the rest of the pack allowed him to follow and eat with them once he got there.

  • 2+2=5
    I just know my Rottweiler would cook me dinner if he could.
  • Vidiot

    Dogs are descended from wolves.

    Wolf packs take care of each other.

    When they have a fresh kill, moms and dads will even keep the juveniles in line so that the cubs will get enough to eat.

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