Cooperative Hunting

I’ve been trying to figure out whether species that are not as advanced as primates are able to represent the behavior of another organism as directed toward a goal. This is a big step and its different than being SENSITIVE to the goals of other organisms. Ants in a colony are sensitive to the behavior of the ant next to them, but the question is can any species represent another organism as pursuing goal. 

I thought that a place to start might be in coordinated predation situations in which the hunting animals have to represent escape routes of prey or represent the prey as pursuing shelter, etc. I don’t think I found any convincing examples, but I did see the article. Apparently some Groupers recruit moray eels to help them hunt. They then go and hunt together! 



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