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Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

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Robert M Sapolsky
Times Books
406 (3rd ed edition)


Take a rodent or a primate that has been housed alone and put it into a social group. The typical result is a massive stress-response. In the case of monkeys, this can go on for weeks or months while they tensely go about figuring out who dominates whom in the group’s social hierarchy.

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