Social Animals Seek Power In Surprisingly Complex Ways

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A raven in a losing fight may call to the audience watching the fight for help, but it will do so strategically. Researchers observed that ravens from the Konrad Lorenz field station in the Austrian Alps called a lot more and for a lot longer when they recognised potential allies in the audience, such as relatives and friends. If their opponents seemed to have allies on their side, however, the ravens called less, presumably to avoid drawing attention to themselves and their unfortunate situation. Read full article here

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