Some animal behaviors are very similar to human
behaviors, particularly those animals most similar
to us evolutionarily, like mammals (particularly
primates). In fact, researchers study animal
behavior to get insights into how to treat
specific behavioral disorders in humans. As you
are probably aware of, animals like dogs or
monkeys display behaviors such as aggression, love
and caring for their young, or cooperation and
teamwork, all common human behaviors. Oftentimes
if animals are under stress they display abnormal
behaviors that are different than any human
behavior. But then again, humans under stress
display odd behaviors too. More primitive animals,
like insects or sponges, obviously do not display
human behaviors. For example, during mating the
praying mantis female may eat the male if she is
hungry. Female black widows will do this as well.
Thankfully, this behavior is not seen in humans.
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