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Wolves' cooperative nature probably enabled domestication
3/15/2019

Gray wolves raised alongside people are willing to cooperate with people but are also likely to initiate action on their own, while dogs tend to follow the human's lead, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. As wolves and humans began to interact some 30,000 years ago, people probably selected the most cooperative ones for breeding, leading to modern dogs' tendency to follow, researchers say.

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