• Question: If an animal is constantly used for scientific experiments, could it begin to do certain things another one of its species might not do?

    Asked by amckeswick to Jennifer on 26 Mar 2020.
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      Jennifer Roe answered on 26 Mar 2020:


      Animals can be taught to do certain behaviours for a reward and so they definetely could learn to do something their species wouldn’t normally do. For example, monkeys can be trained to put a leg out through the bars of their cage so a blood sample can be taken without restraint.

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