Social Behavior


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Social Behavior is defined as an interaction of animals between their own species as in courtship (Prentice Hall Biology Page 880). This type of behavior is learned. An example of such behavior is a group of schooling fish. Social Behavior can also be the arrangement of labor within a colony in ants. This interaction increases the social stability. Another advantage of the social structure of animals is less amount of fighting and a larger amount of time reproducing. Jane Goodall was a major contributor to the studies of Social Behavior. Jane Goodall spent about 45 years studying the social structure and behavior of Chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park.