Well-schooled Fish and Feathered Bandits

Well-schooled Fish and Feathered Bandits

The Wondrous Ways Animals Learn From Animals

Book - 2006
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Enter an amazing world where animals learn what to eat and how to communicate.

We don't usually think of animals learning from one another the way people do. But now scientists are beginning to wonder if animals are better students than we realize.

Well-Schooled Fish and Feathered Bandits offers stunning examples of animals teaching animals around the world. In England, chickadee-like blue tits learn to peck off the foil caps of milk bottles for a tasty meal. In Japan, macaque monkeys teach their young to wash sand-covered sweet potatoes in the sea. Meanwhile, crows in the South Pacific have invented an ingenious scoop cut from leaves. In each case, such amazing behavior is not shared by the same species in other places proof that these clever creatures pass their skills to younger generations in their own communities.

Through dramatic color photos of the featured animal species, and more surprising examples of creative critters, author Peter Christie presents a delightfully fun and tantalizing look at how animals learn.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781554510450
1554510457
9781554510467
1554510465
Branch Call Number: J 591.514 Chr
Characteristics: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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Mar 31, 2009

when i read this book some of the parts made me laugh out loud because it tells you just how clever some animals can be.I really enjoyed reading it!!

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