The choices of animals

The choices of animals

Credit: The Jordan Lab, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour

How do animals make decisions, such as where to live? This is an important choice with implications for key life matters such as rearing offspring, interacting with others, accessing food and staying safe from predators.

But these are constrained by what’s available in the environment, where many structural traits such as size, shape, colour and texture are strongly linked, making it difficult to nut out animals’ true preferences.


Published by Cosmos.

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