ANIMAL COOPERATION

behavior whereby one or several animals act together to produce mutual benefit. Examples may include bees making honey, ants building anthills, and birds building nests. Less specific examples include animals mobbing predators, the utilization of specific non-verbal signals, and directing others to procure resources. It is yet unknown whether animals cognitively understand that there is a need to cooperate.

ANIMAL COOPERATION: "A bird signaling another bird to a new nest would exemplify the concept of animal cooperation."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ANIMAL COOPERATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/animal-cooperation/ (accessed November 17, 2018).
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