Ants are a unique example of animals providing medical care
Ants provide medical care

African Matabele ants take care of the wounds inflicted upon conspecifics, thus increasing survival from 10% to 90% of the casualties. Injuries occur frequently with these ants because of their aggressive lifestyle: they feed on termites that know how to defend themselves with their impressive jaws. It is the first time that insects, or any other animals, are shown to provide medical care to injured comrades.

Read the full story: Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Scientific publication: Proceedings of the Royal Society B