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The pigs seen in the use of tools, and for the first time, scientists say

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For the first time, scientists have observed pig with the help of “tools” to use to dig with.

Researcher Meredith Root-Bernstein, a video posted on YouTube, the Visayan Warty Pig, with the help of improvised tools in the Menagerie, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes, in Paris, france. In a study on pigs, which was conducted by Root-Bernstein, which was published in the journal Mammalian Biology.

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In this handout provided by the Zoological Society of San Diego, is a 6 week-old Visayan warty pig is at the top of an adult at the San Diego Zoo, February 6, 2006, in San Diego, Calif. file photo.
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“Three persons have been detected with the help of bark, sticks to dig with. Two individuals, an adult female, used the sticks, or the bark, with the help of a pull, during the final stages of the making of the nest,” the researchers write in the study. The third individual, an adult male, is trying to use a stick to dig with. Stick to that branch of manipulation has been observed in other contexts, but not in the tombs.”

As the scientists note, is that the pigs’ stick and branch of the manipulation was to be seen in a different context, but it does not have to dig.

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“Our findings suggest that the hypothesis that the perceived use of the stick to dig in would have been socially learned through vertical transmission (mother to daughter) or horizontal transmission (female-male),” she added.

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