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Wild chimpanzees share food with their friends

Sharing meat after hunting and exchanging other valued food items is considered key in the evolution of cooperation in human societies. One prominent idea...

Shared management, communication key to success in fisheries

Intertidal ecosystems and the small-scale fisheries they support are an important part of coastal economies, environments, and cultures. Globally, fisheries such as the soft-shell...

Mongooses remember and reward helpful friends

Dwarf mongooses remember previous cooperative acts by their groupmates and reward them later, according to new work by University of Bristol researchers, published in...

Female mongooses help their pups by driving out rivals

Mongoose mothers boost their pups' survival chances by evicting rival females from their social groups, new research shows. Banded mongooses live in highly cooperative societies,...