3 years ago

Social tolerance in not-so-social pumas

Jennifer Vonk

Summary

Elbroch, Levy, Lubell, Quigley, and Caragiulo (2017, Science Advances, 3, e170218) used GPS and motion-activated camera technology to track and rate the interactions between solitary wild pumas. They found that tolerance at feeding sites was not predicted by kinship but, rather, indicated the ability to engage in direct reciprocity, challenging previous assumptions about social cognition in solitary species.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13420-017-0312-z

DOI: 10.3758/s13420-017-0312-z

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