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rats free each other from traps, then share chocolate

December 8, 2011

Just read this extremely interesting article from New Scientist:

Rats free each other from traps, then share chocolate

More evidence that rats (and potentially other animals, particularly mammals) exhibit levels of compassion, empathy, and generosity previously thought to be unique to primates; as well as further corroboration of Peter Kropotkin’s theory that cooperation and mutual aid are factors of evolution at least as important as competition, if not more so.

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