social animal


: an animal that lives in groups

Examples of social animal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other social animals also use similar cues to recognize one another. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 3 Oct. 2023 Because bats are social animals that tend to roost together and form colonies, rabies spreads easily among them. Emily Mullin, WIRED, 31 Oct. 2023 The highly social animals spend most of their time lying together in the wild, so rescuers wanted to reproduce those conditions as much as possible by providing human companions for the pup to snuggle, Goertz added. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2023 These highly social animals are mainly found in offshore waters located over continental shelves, traveling in large pods of 25-100 individuals. Breanne Kovatch,, 22 July 2023 Human beings are social animals, and meetings in person matter. Alan Murray, Fortune, 10 Aug. 2023 Pilot whales, which are highly social animals, often have close relationships with their pods throughout their lives. Francisco Guzman, USA TODAY, 26 July 2023 Humans are deeply social animals that thrive in collectives. Conor Feehly, Discover Magazine, 26 June 2023 They get caught up in fads, including ramming boats Orcas are intelligent and intensely social animals that pick up behaviors from fellow orcas. Victoria Sayo Turner, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 July 2023 See More

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“Social animal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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