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Social Animals: Mysteries of Evolution Series

This title is a part of the series Mysteries of Evolution Series

Catalogue Number:  BAM360
Producer:  Blue Ant Media
Producing Agencies:  Blue Ant Media
Subject:  Anthropology, History, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2016
Running Time:  23:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Some animals cooperate to survive. Some animals even put the welfare of the group above their own reproductive potential. This episode explains how cooperation works in the animal world. Cockroaches live in large multigenerational families; bonobos use sex for conflict resolutions; ants are eusocial, meaning they do whatever it takes to serve and protect the colony; meerkats balance the internal struggle with their need for cooperation.

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