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Re: Ohh, do I hate to do this! (JP)

jbmiller@fn.net wrote:

> surely this learn-by-watch technique is demonstrated by some modern animal.

  Lions.  See Joy Adamson's _Born_Free_ (the book, not the movie).  All three
cubs of the litter which included the celebrated Elsa learned to do so
while they were still small enough that they had to stand on hind legs to
reach the knobs.
                                                       --  Jay Freeman