Dolphins and whales in marine parks are taught to perform a certain number of behaviors for the entertainment of the parks visitors. Many times these captive animals will give birth in the park and keep and nurse their young in the very pools in which they perform. Before long, one can see the baby dolphin or whale keeping up with his mother, performing all the same behaviors as she, without any input or teaching by the park staff. The babys learned behavior is an example of ... .

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    insight learning.
    imprinting.
    fixed action pattern.
    imitation.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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imitation.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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