dan michaels wrote:
>feedbackdroids at yahoo.com (dan michaels) wrote in message news:<8d8494cf.0409041712.499ef6eb at posting.google.com>...
>>>lesterDELzick at worldnet.att.net (Lester Zick) wrote in message news:<413a0722.10678522 at netnews.att.net>...
>>>>>>>The baby zebra wouldn't have to learn to discriminate lions. It would
>>>just have to learn to stay with its mother, a much easier task for
>>>which it is presumably born pretty much ready.
>>>>>>Regards - Lester
>>>>>>So, it comes out and immediately "imprints" on its own mother, like a
>>duck on the first thing it sees? And then over time, it finally does
>>learn about the lion? Motor activity is precocial, but general
>>perception is altricial? - to use RN's terms.
>>>> In case you didn't understand quite what I was getting at ... how does
> the new-born baby zebra know what its mother is?
She's got the chow, of course!