Abused baby boobies grow up to abuse other chicks

This is very interesting stuff.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/14418174

 

 

"Researchers studying a colony of Nazca boobies, a colonial seabird, found the birds perpetuate a "cycle of violence".

Juvenile birds that are maltreated by older, non-relatives grow up to become more violent towards other chicks.

It is the first evidence from a wild animal that, as in humans, "child abuse" can be socially transmitted down the generations."

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