Play gives young dolphins more benefits in later life

As humans, we grow up playing with other children, and so do many other animals.

Play teaches social and practical skills and is of course, just plain fun. And it could be key in boosting success for male dolphins in later life.

Amanda Ridley is a Behavioural Ecologist and Associate Professor from the University of Western Australia, studying the effects of play on mammals, and especially the dolphins living in the waters of Shark Bay in WA. She joined us this morning to talk about what she’s learned.

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