Krueger, Konstanze and Heinze, Jürgen
Horse sense: social status of horses (Equus caballus) affects their likelihood of copying other horses’ behavior.
Animal Cognition 11 (3), pp. 431-439.
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Animals that live in stable social groups
need to gather information on their own relative position
in the group’s social hierarchy, by either directly
threatening or by challenging others, or indirectly and
in a less perilous manner, by observing interactions
among others. Indirect inference of dominance relationships
has previously been reported from primates,
rats, birds, and fish. ...
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