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Please help me understand this sentence. ㅠ Wolves are clever at ambushing prey; watching the direction that a herd of prey is moving, they can hide near that possible pathway. This means that when the wolves spring out of hiding, they will be near to striking distance of the prey and can catch the prey before prey defenses are organized. Indeed, it is this inclination that is thought to be the basis for what has become, through artificial selection, the highly skilled herding ability seen in herding dogs. - it is this inclination that is thought to be the basis for what has become, through artificial selection, the highly skilled herding ability seen in herding dogs. Please help me understand this sentence. ㅠ
Jul 3, 2015 12:53 PM
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Inclination means they tend to do something. They wolves tended to hide near the pathways waiting for prey. The trait (or inclination) to hide need their prey's path was successful. So, through natural selection, those wolves with that inclination had an advantage. That trait was retained by the wolves that were eventually bred to be herding dogs.
July 3, 2015
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