Well-schooled Fish and Feathered Bandits

Well-schooled Fish and Feathered Bandits

The Wondrous Way Animals Learn From Animals

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:

Enter an amazing world where animals learn what to eat and how to communicate.

We don't usually think of animals learning from one another the way people do. But now scientists are beginning to wonder if animals are better students than we realize.

Well-Schooled Fish and Feathered Bandits offers stunning examples of animals teaching animals around the world. In England, chickadee-like blue tits learn to peck off the foil caps of milk bottles for a tasty meal. In Japan, macaque monkeys teach their young to wash sand-covered sweet potatoes in the sea. Meanwhile, crows in the South Pacific have invented an ingenious scoop cut from leaves. In each case, such amazing behavior is not shared by the same species in other places proof that these clever creatures pass their skills to younger generations in their own communities.

Through dramatic color photos of the featured animal species, and more surprising examples of creative critters, author Peter Christie presents a delightfully fun and tantalizing look at how animals learn.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781554510467
Characteristics: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at HPL

To Top