Austrian researchers have conducted a series of interesting experiments
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Wolves care about the members of his flock more than dogs, researchers say
Austrian scientist Rachel Dale from the University of Vienna and her colleagues conducted a series of experiments that showed that wolves care about the members of his flock more than dogs. The study is published in the journal PLOS One.
The researchers put wolves and dogs in different cells – one of them was the bowl and the wall of the second installed tablet with different pictures. The animal, who was in the second cage, had the opportunity to press his nose on one of the pictures. If the dog or wolf has chosen the right picture, his neighbor with a robot received a portion of food. The owners of tablets for its actions received nothing that was going to demotivate them if they were selfish, not altruistic.
Zoologists believe that the wolves at least less social than dogs
In the experiment it was found that wolves are more often clicked on pictures to “feed” the neighbor if he was his partner in the pack, and didn’t do it, if saw a strange individual. Dogs, in turn, often chose the same image for friends and strangers. The intensity of the taps depended only on how often scientists have reinforced their desire with the help of small portions of food.
Zoologists believe that the wolves at least less social than dogs. In addition, it was found that the ancestors of modern dogs were originally adapted to life in society and the process of domestication did not play a big role.
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“The need to cooperate with other members of the pack wolves were forced to experience the tolerance and generosity towards relatives,” – says Rachel Dale.
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