‘Democratic’ Decision-Making Drives Baboon Troop Movements, New Study Finds

According to a new study published online in the journal Science, troops of Olive baboons (Papio anubis) decide where to move democratically. Until now, scientists had wondered if animals with clear hierarchies use democracy to reach a consensus, or if their decisions are governed by dominant leaders. It’s been difficult to study this, however, because [...] —> Read More