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April 12, 2017

 

New research has found an ant species that rescues their injured.

 

Megaponera analis ants live in Africa and live on termites. The research found that when the ants were injured when out gathering termites, that other colony members would carry them back to the nest to heal.

 

Once healed the ants would then return to normal duties and once again go out to raid termite colonies, even if this meant missing a leg or antennae .

 

This is a fascinating story and worth a read to get all the information.

 

http://www.livescience.com/58660-ants-rescue-injured-comrades.html

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