Grey squirrels remember the locations of buried nuts

@article{Jacobs1991GreySR,
  title={Grey squirrels remember the locations of buried nuts},
  author={L. F. Jacobs and E. Liman},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1991},
  volume={41},
  pages={103-110}
}
  • L. F. Jacobs, E. Liman
  • Published 1991
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract It has previously been assumed that grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis , cannot remember the locations of nuts they have buried, and hence must relocate nuts by their odour. This assumption was tested by measuring the accuracy of cache retrieval of captive squirrels. Each squirrel was released alone into an outdoor arena, where it cached 10 hazelnuts. After a delay of 2,4 or 12 days, each squirrel was returned to the arena and tested for its ability to retreve nuts from its own cache… CONTINUE READING

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