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On 18 Aug 2001, at 14:44, Philip Jonkers wrote:
> Philip wrote:
> > > Consistent with the ideas presented above, addiction in animals
> > living
> > > in a natural environment is very improbable. Does anybody know of
> > > cases reporting animal addictive behavior?
> > >
> Joe wrote:
> > In studies of addiction performed upon chimpanzees, 'junkie
> > monkeys' eagerly extende their arms for their daily fix; rats would
> > push a lever which electrostimulated the pleasure centers in their
> > brains rather than other levers that fed them, to the point of
> > starvation, and other such results were reported with the
> > dispensation of cocaine to rats.
> I already knew that animals can be tempted into addictive behavior in
> a lab-environment. My question was actually about possible cases of
> animal addiction in non-lab environment, i.e. in their natural
> habitat. Do you know of any?
Some birds get seasonally drunk eating fermented berries.
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