social animal

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social animal

[′sō·shəl ′an·ə·məl]
(zoology)
An animal that exhibits social behavior.
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It is because of them that man has been called a social animal.
The gift of speech also evidently proves that man is a more social animal than the bees, or any of the herding cattle: for nature, as we say, does nothing in vain, and man is the only animal who enjoys it.
But in that same instant there stirred in him the generations of discipline by which man had become an inadequate social animal.
He tried to feel at his ease and secure, but presently the indefinable restlessness of the social animal in solitude distressed him.
2,3) To us social animals, the computer screen and its data are sterile companions, and thus far have been less than successful motivators towards beneficial lifestyle changes.
Like most of our primate cousins, humans are social animals.
As social animals, our innate response to physical surroundings, man-made or otherwise, depends upon the degree of protection and the character of the enclosure they provide.
Dogs are very social animals and really benefit from the active, playful, and fun schedule which they'll get at K9 Kaos.
But Walmart's pork suppliers continue to condemn intelligent and social animals to a lifetime of misery and deprivation in gestation crates.
Humans are born social animals, neither good nor evil.
Slobodchikoff says prairie dogs were the ideal animals to study since they're primarily social animals that live in small cooperative communities.
Alf are social animals and do need the company of AGoats another goat, so getting Miranda a companion is a good idea.

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