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Why do animals adopt?

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Why do animals adopt?

BBC Future - Jason G Goldman

In the animal kingdom, parents adopt babies that aren’t their own, and even other species, says Jason G Goldman. Why do they do it? Is adopting a child a benevolent or a foolish act? If you were taking a cold evolutionary perspective, it would appear to be the latter. For foster parents, there are …

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