Do animals cheat other animals as humans do cheat humans?

@shona264 (167)
India
November 24, 2009 6:44am CST
Now a days it has become the tendency of humans to cheat others.Do animals also have this tendency? Do animals cheat other animals as humans do cheat humans?
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@jb78000 (15173)
2 Dec 09
yes - there have been studies on apes that found some individuals attempting to deceive others in their group. i'd need to look up the details but one that i remember involved a female chimpanzee effectively lying to the others so that they wouldn't realise she had found food. we are not that different to animals, and like with people i think it is a minority who do this.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Nov 09
Everything that lives has the abbility to do that in some way. For animals (humans included) its the need to stay on top that motivates the action. Animals don't know they "cheat" each other. They just know they need to stay on top, to survive. And, instinct will cause them to do this. Its all part of the grand sceam of things.
@tatutino (107)
• Brazil
28 Nov 09
Yes, monkeys do it a lot!
• Philippines
28 Nov 09
I don't think animals have the tendency to cheat.they are more concerned on the survival of their kind.they make sure that they spawn healthy babies that can continue their kind.it's all about survival of their species.emotions are not really involved.
• United States
25 Nov 09
Do you mean cheat on, like in a romantic sense? That seems to be what some of these responses are referring to... I think dogs outwit eachother, a form of cheating. I often see my dog hiding a treat or doing something to finagle a response out of his playmate. Is that what you mean?
• Pakistan
24 Nov 09
yeah animals cheat their partners like humen do. only a limited number of animals mate for one partner for life. wolves do. most animals are monogamous. eg cats,dog,goat,sheep,cow.
• India
24 Nov 09
They don't cheat each other, do u know the reason? It's simple they don't cheat each other because they don't have common sense like humans.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
24 Nov 09
no. That is purely a people trait.
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Nov 09
I do not think so ,because they are so pure which they just like each otehr so much. Between themselves, they create a so hamonious society which they are used to . I think they have a good relationship.So they do not cheat each other.