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Animalism

Animals Have Culture, Too

Jan 12, 2018 | 3 videos
Video by The Atlantic

In this episode of Animalism featuring The Atlantic science writer Ed Yong, we investigate fascinating examples of culture in the animal kingdom, including the bizarre traditions of Capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica, the long-held fashion trends of bottlenose dolphins in Australia’s Shark Bay, and the incredible "Top 20" music charts of humpback whales, which have a structure that strongly resembles human songs.

Authors: Ed Yong, Jackie Lay

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Ed Yong looks at the way animals live and explains the latest groundbreaking research about why mammals evolved to behave in certain ways.