Cooperative problem solving in a social carnivore

@article{Drea2009CooperativePS,
  title={Cooperative problem solving in a social carnivore},
  author={Christine M. Drea and Allisa Neves Carter},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2009},
  volume={78},
  pages={967-977}
}
Numerous field researchers have described cooperative hunting in social carnivores, but experimental evidence of cooperative problem solving typically derives from laboratory studies of nonhuman primates. We present the first experimental evidence of cooperation in a social carnivore, the spotted hyaena, Crocuta crocuta. Eight captive hyaenas, paired in 13 combinations, coordinated their behaviour temporally and spatially to solve cooperation tasks that modelled group-hunting strategies. Unlike… Expand

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