Summary #946

Despite being reptiles, giant tortoises show mammal-like social behaviour

nature.com
  • Tortoises show great memory, and could be learning from watching each other.
  • Scientists trained Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises to bite a blue, green, or yellow ball.
  • The reptiles remembered it after three months, as well as after 9 years.
  • They used to be called ‘living rocks’, but this shows that they might be more social than we thought.

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