• 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 anon-249884 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.