5 Animals With (Understandably) Poor Judgment

5 Animals With (Understandably) Poor Judgment

Evolution is a long, slow process – but sometimes, changes (often caused by humans) happen too quickly for a species to properly adjust. These scenarios are called evolutionary traps, and can lead species to make seemingly-illogical decisions triggered by rapid changes to their environments.

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Australia’s beer-loving jewel beetle


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