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Watch: Soldier Ants Rescue and Treat Their Wounded Warriors

This is the first time a non-human animal has been shown to nurse its wounded, scientists believe.
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In a behavior never seen before in an insect species, predatory ants were observed to retrieve wounded comrades on the battlefield and then bring them back to the nest for recovery. Sounds noble, but these ants—who spend their days ...

Ants nurse wounded warriors back to health: study

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African Matabele ants dress the wounds of comrades injured during hunting raids and nurse them back to health, according to an "astonishing" discovery reported Wednesday. After collecting their wounded from the battlefield and carry...

Medical ants rescue and care for injured comrades

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It’s the first time a non-human animal has been observed caring for the wounded. The behavior surprised biologists, showing just how complex ants really are. Medical care for a wounded soldier. Image credits: Erik Frank / Youtube......

Watch ants rescue their wounded comrades – video

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Researchers have observed African Matabele ants treating their wounded comrades. The ants, frequently injured by termites, appear to apply an antibiotic saliva to the wounds of their injured. Nursing in nature: Matabele ants observe...


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