Following Battles, Ant Medics Treat Their Wounded Comrades

Ants that hunt termites can risk getting grievously injured in battle, but that doesn’t mean its the end of the line.

In a newly published study, scientists observed ant medics caring for their wounded comrades, which may be the first scientifically documented example of such medical care in the animal kingdom outside humanity.

The African ant Megaponera analis specializes in hunting termites. After scouts of this ant species find termite feeding sites, the scouts lead columns of 200 t

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