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  • n  a zoologist who studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats

  • Everyone knows parrots can talk, but for the past 15 years, ethologist Irene Pepperberg has been working with Alex, exploring the degree to which the birds understand what they are .
  • But Marc Bekoff, an ethologist at the University of Colorado, always suspected there was something more going on.
  • But now a coalition of activists headed by Jane Goodall, the renowned ethologist, wants to force the apes into retirement.
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  • Dentists Say You Need to Floss. Science Says You Don't.
    While working as a research fellow at the Primate Research Institute at the University of Kyoto in Japan, French ethologist Jean-Baptiste Leca witnessed a sight that would prompt a toothy smile from any dentist. One day, a 14-year-old female Japanese macaque named Chonpe plucked a string of hair, stretched it taut between her hands, and ran the strand between her teeth. She was flossing.
    Oct. 17, 2013 - Forbes

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