Summary #60

Wolves can cooperate with humans just as well as dogs

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  • A new study from the Austrian Wolf Science Center shows that wolves cooperate with humans just as well as dogs, albeit being a bit more independent.
  • Researchers worked with 15 grey wolves and 12 mixed-breed dogs, all raised at the Wolf Science Center.
  • The tests were based on the cooperative loose-string paradigm - success meant that the animals pulled a rope at the same time as their human partners.
  • Wolves were as cooperative as dogs and better at completing tasks at first attempt.
  • Dogs were more dependent on the human - looking up to them to guide them.

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