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Tortoise see, tortoise do

Though they rarely meet in the wild, solitary creatures can pick up skills by example

7:46pm, March 30, 2010

View a video of tortoises exhibiting social learning from their peers.

Animal hermits can learn from their peers, researchers say, even though they rarely encounter one another in the wild.

Red-footed tortoises in the wild live a typically lonely tortoise life, without even being cared for by their parents. But in the lab, they can pick up hints to so

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