Gesundheit! African Wild Dogs 'Vote' With Sneezes

An international team of researchers has uncovered an interesting technique packs of wild African dogs use to make collective decisions. Observing these creatures in the wild, the team found that they use their sneezes to vote on whether or not the pack should move off and start hunting its next target. .. Continue Reading Democratic dogs sneeze for their supper Category: Biology Tags: Africa University of New South Wales Related Articles: Fossil discovered by kid suggests turtle shells were for burrowing, not hiding MeerKAT First Light image exposes more than 1,300 new galaxies Drones and AI combine to combat poaching in southern Africa DartDrone puts US farmers in its crosshairs Water hazard – even big cars can be swept away in shallow floodwaters Connected Conser

Gesundheit! African Wild Dogs 'Vote' With Sneezes

Wed 6 Sep 17 from Discover Magazine

Democratic dogs sneeze for their supper

An international team of researchers has uncovered an interesting technique packs of wild African dogs use to make collective decisions. Observing these creatures in the wild, the team ...

Wed 6 Sep 17 from Gizmag

African wild dogs make democratic decisions by sneezing

In packs of African wild dogs, decisions on whether to set out hunt are decided by a sneeze-based voting process. Michael Lucy reports.

Tue 5 Sep 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Swansea Uni study: African Wild dogs 'sneeze to vote'

The animals hold "social rallies" and choose when to hunt via a sneezing ballot, a study finds.

Tue 5 Sep 17 from BBC News

Something to sneeze about: Democratic voting in African wild dog packs

Scientists studying African wild dogs in Botswana have found members of this endangered species use sneezes to vote on when the pack will move off and start hunting.

Tue 5 Sep 17 from Phys.org

African Dogs Vote by Sneezing, Are Painfully Cute

Every day, it seems, scientists learn new things about just how intelligent animals are. But, even though we now know that crows can hold grudges and insects can learn basic concepts, it’s ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Geek.com

African Dogs Vote by Sneezing

A novel theory holds that these endangered dogs use sneezes to vote on when their packs will move away from resting areas to begin hunting.

Thu 7 Sep 17 from Livescience

Wild dog packs “vote” on whether to start hunting

Dogs reach a quorum by sneezing, though some votes count more than others.

Wed 6 Sep 17 from Arstechnica

African wild dogs sneeze their way into democratic decisions

Bless you!

Wed 6 Sep 17 from ZME Science

These Dogs Vote by Sneezing

Wed 6 Sep 17 from National Geographic

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