What Animal Health Can Teach Us


Human beings sometimes forget they are animals themselves. The biological and emotional patterns of other mammals—seen in cancer among golden retrievers, high blood pressure in pregnant giraffes, the social behavior of insects, and connections among elephants that safeguard against loneliness—have much to teach us about our own health. The emerging field of zoobiquity, which joins evolutionary biology, animal behavior, ecology, and medicine, is spurring collaborations between human and veterinary medical professionals that can advance cross-field learning.

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