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← Wild Cat Found Mimicking Monkey Calls; Predatory Trickery Documented for the First Time in Wild Felids in Americas

stephenray's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by stephenray

Um...a cat imitating prey noises or trying to lull prey into immobility is not evidence of intelligence, I am afraid, but simply evidence of another evolutionary arms race. The better the prey gets at distinguishing the real from the imitation, so that it can avoid becoming lunch and live to successfully reproduce, the better the imitation gets if the predator is to eat so that it lives to successfully reproduce.

Give your cat a short test on logic skills and see how well it does...

Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:55:06 UTC | #490005