The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Study reveals killer whales form close friendships to help relieve stress just like humans” – below is their description.
Killer whales, much like humans, are highly intelligent animals with a complex social structure, and a new study has found that one of the apex predators of the ocean can form close friendships.
Drones followed three pods of orcas, containing a total of 72 whales, and researchers from the University of Exeter analysed their behaviour.
They looked for signs of two individuals touching and surfacing together, both indicators of a strong bond.
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