Drug use by animals?
adinas at aol.com
Tue Jan 14 15:05:45 EST 1997
mailed to A. Rose & posted to newsgroup
In article <32DC0D41.2F07 at biologie.uni-regensburg.de>, a rose
<andreas.rose at biologie.uni-regensburg.de> wrote:
= Are there any published reports of animals in the wild habitually using
= drugs (i.e. plants that contain intoxicating substances)?
There are many reports of birds and mammals eating fermenting fruit, and
ths becoming "drunk."
On a related note, I believe there have been some reports of bonobos
(aka "pygmy chimpanzees" seeking medicinal herbs -- to 'treat" physical
problems. Perhaps someone else has some details? I'm trying to get more
info on the bonobos myself.
- - -Adina
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