WASHINGTON (AP) — You don’t have to be a teenager to want to fit in at the school lunchroom. New research shows some wild animals seem to follow similar monkey-see, monkey-do eating behavior to follow the crowd.
One study discovered that South African monkeys will switch foods purely because of peer pressure. A second study shows how humpback whales off the coast of New England copied a new way of rounding up a fish meal when they saw it worked for one of them.
The studies are in Thursday’s journal Science.