Learning to scratch: lessons. from the Oksky reserve
Spring — time for the forest animals to teach their young independence. Video school of life for the brothers’!
May 25, 2019 at 15:23
A camera trap in the Oka nature reserve captured how a mother teaches young brothers ‘ to behave “grown-up” in the woods. And the kids, yet more like a furry chipmunks than on future wild boar, carefully follow her lead.
While they feed on milk, but trying to dig with snout – although the meaning of this action from them probably slipping. As they diligently and rubbing on rough bark trees, on which with pleasure scratched kabanicha, trying to relieve the itching from molting mites and trailers.
“These adult problems are not yet clear. for skins which caring mother, and wykonywa on brushing all that may cause discomfort. But my mom scratched on the barrel, so children, too, need to itch about the trunk. And they are observing the process, start to copy her movements, gradually mastering the art of boar”, – says Nadezhda Pankova, candidate of biological Sciences and senior researcher of the reserve.
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