Fairy-Wrens seem nice by taking care of other birds’ chicks but they have ulterior motives

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Fairy-wrens aren’t just pretty; they are also seen as one of the kindest and most giving members of the animal kingdom. Fairy-wrens got this honored title because they will help care for other bird’s young. These helpful acts have lead people to believe that the fairy-wren loves to care for others. New research has shown that these birds may actually be helping care for their friends and neighbors’ babies not just to be the nice guy on the block. By helping raise other fairy-wrens’ young they improve their chances of inheriting the breeding territory, giving them a better chance of raising their own young in the future.

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http://www.monash.edu.au/news/show/fairy-wrens-the-accountants-of-the-animal-kingdom

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