Why Some Wild Animals Are Becoming Nicer February 7, 2012 Florida

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Why Some Wild Animals Are Becoming Nicer February 7, 2012 Florida, Wired News (blog)

Are adult deer with spots typically seen in juveniles becoming more common in urban areas? If so, it could signal a modern process of domestication.... “Normally you think of domestication as something that happens at the hands of humans,” said Brian Hare, a Duke University evolutionary anthropologist ... One study of Florida Keys deer, an endangered subspecies of white-tailed deer, didn’t look at pigmentation, but did find that urbanized deer were less fearful and lived in larger groups than before.

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