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.
Dogs are social animals so they naturally pay attention to other dogs.
Many studies have shown that highly social animals " humans, dolphins, sheep " live longer if they maintain strong social networks.
Objective: In social animals, The characteristics and dynamics of groups affect the development of individuals, The selection pressures operating on them and the demography of populations.
Elisa Allen, director of animal rights group Peta, added: "Squirrels are social animals.
We remain social animals, useless in the wild when on our own, and yet successful when we learn how to co-operate with our packs, herds, companies, or other social groups, and because work is a social function.
I would agree with the first part but would also say that having a bigger brain doesn't explain why we're social animals in the first place.
amp;nbsp;"Asian black bears are social animals that need to stay with their packs.
Like us, rabbits are social animals and companionship is crucial.
But we are social animals, and we often feel the need to get together to find support, learn new things, meet new people, and work together for a common cause.

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