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History: Animal culture

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    "Animal culture" is the field of Animal culture describes the current theory of cultural learning in non-human animals, through socially transmitted behaviors. The question as to the existence of culture in non-human societies has been a contentious subject for decades, much due to the inexistence of a concise definition for culture.

    Goals of "Animal culture" include Cultural changes in animal societies are said to occur when animals learn new habits of living and pass them along to the next generation. In such a situation, the spread of a certain innovation results in stable conservation of a new custom that is further maintained and transmitted in a train of generations through social learning.

    A few notable experts of "Animal culture" include Kevin N. Laland, R. Ian Freshney,.

    Some subfields in "Animal culture" include Do animals have culture?,What is an example of cultural leveling?,What makes culture unique?.