Group hunting within the Carnivora: physiological, cognitive and environmental influences on strategy and cooperation

@article{Bailey2012GroupHW,
  title={Group hunting within the Carnivora: physiological, cognitive and environmental influences on strategy and cooperation},
  author={Ida E. Bailey and Julia P Myatt and Alan M. Wilson},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={67},
  pages={1-17}
}
Cooperative hunting is believed to have important implications for the evolution of sociality and advanced cognitive abilities. Variation in the level of hunt organisation amongst species and how their cognitive, behavioural and athletic adaptations may contribute to observed patterns of cooperative hunting behaviour, however, are poorly understood. We, therefore, reviewed the literature for evidence of different levels of hunt organisation and cooperation in carnivorans and examined their… Expand

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