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Ricky Thompson

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Are there any examples in nature of an animal that knowingly seeks to conserve the environment in some way?

After seeing examples of chimps, elephants etc displaying impressive levels of altruism, sharing and co-operation I found myself wondering if there are any animals that purposefully care for their environment just as they purposefully care for each other?

When I say purposefully I mean that they can be observed to be choosing to act for the good of the environment rather than just 'being in harmony with nature'.

Any ideas anyone?

Topics: environment
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