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Mind-controlling parasite turns wolves into pack leaders

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A parasite that can alter animal behavior is changing the habits of infected wolves in Yellowstone, increasing aggression and goading them into taking greater risks.
Published 2 months ago · Jackson, United States

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'Mind control' by parasites influences wolf-pack dynamics in Yellowstone National Park

Wolves are pack animals, living in family groups led by a matriarch and her mate. Some wolves stay with their pack their whole lives, helping hunt and raise pups like

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Mind-controlling parasite turns wolves into pack leaders

A parasite that can alter animal behavior is changing the habits of infected wolves in Yellowstone, increasing aggression and goading them into taking greater risks.

2 months ago·United States
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