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New Science News Page for Kids
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The first issue reports on two Science studies that examine how wild animals help each other. Certain crows, for example, work as unpaid babysitters, helping to raise baby crows that aren't their own. Why bother?
If animals help out their close relatives, their families may have a better chance of surviving and producing future generations. But animal cooperation may not just be a family thing. For male side-blotched lizards, it may have more to do with getting attention from lady lizards.
For more information, read Science for Kids.
See also, Kids' Science News from AAAS.
23 June 2003