Tribalism in Animals

Magpies pay tribute to their dead by laying wreathes, according to this article:


The article quotes one scientist as saying that “it’s bad biology to argue against the existence of animal emotions.”

Note: The magpies in the article are European, unrelated to the Australian magpie (which is a kind of butcherbird, but also pretty intelligent).

1 Response to “Tribalism in Animals”

  1. November 9, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Not to mention the symbol of the Victorian National-Anarchist tribe. They are highly protective of their family/flock, which is what we practice for our own tribe.

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