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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by ArisenFlames » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:27 pm

A recent study suggests that African wild dogs vote democratically by sneezing and display quorum behaviour (minimum number of votes is required before the group of animals decides to move on). They concluded that the dogs vote on when to leave, and in the sample pack they were using for the study, a minimum of 10 sneezes was needed. It's a new study, so further study is needed to confirm if it is actually a true voting mechanism or not.

I couldn't find the exact study so here are a few links. the one from UNSW is most likely the more accurate one as the study was done by researchers at that university.


https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/scien ... -dog-packs
http://www.sciencealert.com/cutest-poll ... y-sneezing
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017 ... -sneezing/
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