Photo: Meerkats Teach Pups How to Eat Risky Food, Study Says



A meerkat pup begs an adult helper for food.

Meerkats teach their young how to handle risky foods like scorpions, according to a new study. Adults not only deliver live prey to practice on, but also monitor how the young hunters perform and retrieve or disable lively victims.

Photograph courtesy Katherine McAuliffe/ Science


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