Otters get by with a little help from their friends
Otters learn to survive by observing others in their social circles, a study in Royal Society Open Science suggests. The experiment with Asian short-clawed otters, in which the animals learned to open containers filled with meatballs after watching their peers do it, “is the first to show evidence of social learning and long-term memory in Asian short-clawed otters,” says Alex Saliveros, the study’s lead author.
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