If you ever thought that saving for the rainy day is peculiar to human behaviour, you will soon find out how wrong you were. Interestingly, humans and animals hoard alike. There is a difference though – humans hoard for profiteering also but animals do it purely for survival.
It is not as simple as it may seem. The hiding of nuts involves a great deal of thinking and strategising – hiding nuts from the spying population; discovering places (for hiding nuts) that are risky and not easily accessible. Listen in to this Podcast and be surprised at the workings of Mother Nature.
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