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Keas Perform Similarly to Chimpanzees and Elephants when Solving Collaborative Tasks

Heaney, Megan; Gray, Russell; Taylor, Alex H

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Cooperation between individuals is one of the defining features of our species. While other animals, such as chimpanzees, elephants, coral trout and rooks also exhibit cooperative behaviours, it is not clear if they think about cooperation in the same way as humans do. In this study we presented the kea, a parrot endemic to New Zealand, with a series of tasks designed to assess cooperative cognition. We found that keas were capable of working together, even when they had to wait for their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/159657
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169799

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