Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Squirrels use 'chunking' to organize their favorite nuts

First study to show squirrels using sophisticated memorizing strategy to sort their bounty

Date:  September 13, 2017
Source:  University of California - Berkeley

Summary:
Like trick-or-treaters sorting their Halloween candy haul, fox squirrels apparently organize their stashes of nuts by variety, quality and possibly even preference, according to new research.


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