"Oh baby, baby, half strong!"
Puberty, semi-strong Thomson cells do not have any risk factors. In the event of a threat from the direct presence of predators, they often move together towards them. As the BBC reports, zoologist Clare Fitzgibbon has found that this strategy is promising. Lions and cheetahs surprisingly attack from ambush. However, if their prey signals that they are aware of their presence, they can delay the next attack on the pack.
The parallels to Homo-Sapiens are obvious. Scientists suspect that impulsive and potentially reckless actions by human teenagers lay the foundation for later exploits.
Animals in puberty: elephant versus elephant
Animals in puberty first have to learn the balance between safety and risk. It is the proverbial tightrope walk. If they act too defensively after weaning their parents, they may not learn enough about the dangers that threaten them in the world. However, an overdose risk can lead to quick death.
For example, if they lack male role models: groups of young bull elephants who grew up without older and experienced bulls showed particularly risky behavior patterns in their storm-and-push phase. These semi-strong proboscis have attacked rhinos before. The growing pachyderms also become aggressive towards their peers. In such groups, as many as 90 percent of all fatal accidents are due to clashes between the young bulls.0 comments Login to comment