Magpies help their friends even when they get nothing in return

It’s long been thought that humans and primates were unique in their selfless caregiving behaviours, with both found to carry out deeds that benefit others without expecting anything in return.
Now, researchers have discovered this altruistic trait in birds for the first time.
In a new study on azure-winged magpies, researchers found that the birds would will spontaneously give food to other members of the group without being asked.
HOW THE TEST WORKED Researchers set up an experiment in which the birds would land on a perch and operate a seesaw mechanism.
Doing this would bring food into... read more

19 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 45
Source: Daily Mail

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