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Elementary Collection: Animal Behavior

Like humans, animals engage in certain behaviors for reasons of basic survival – to nourish, avoid predators, and reproduce – as well as to socialize and even play. This collection opens a window into the variety of behaviors that help animals survive and thrive. There are stories of dolphins that learn important skills from their friends, bumblebees and spiders that play tricks to protect themselves from predators, and a story filled with the sounds of creatures – gorillas, rats, and parrots – laughing. Listen to hear about the surprising and ingenious behaviors that help animals thrive in their environments.

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