Tag: "meerkats" at biology news
Wasps queue for top job
...ts like bees, ants and wasps, and vertebrates like meerkats
and the naked mole rat ?is that some individuals forgo their own reproduction to help rear the offspring of others. In hover wasps, helpers spend between 0 and 95 per cent of their time foraging to feed the queen's larvae. Previous scientific think...
Dominant meerkats render rivals infertile
When pregnant, dominant female meerkats
subject their subordinates to escalating aggressio...y tactics of this kind. It's not yet clear whether meerkats
are just unusual in this regard, or whether stress-related suppression is actually a more widespread...
Wild meerkats school their young
...of Cambridge scientists have discovered that older meerkats
teach pups how to obtain food by incrementally int...food without putting them in harm's way, the older meerkats
would kill or disable the prey before providing it to the pups. In the case of the scorpions, they ...