Do Animals Have Culture?

Studio 360

The old ad said “StarKist don’t want tunas with good taste — StarKist wants tuna that taste good.” But some animals may have good taste after all. Scientists are recognizing cultural traits and behaviors in a growing number of species. We’ll hear from an ornithologist whose radical new definition of art includes the activities of birds and flowers. In the 1970s, whale songs showed up on the pop charts. But how do whales pick their own song of the summer? And we’ll visit a very exclusive concert: wolves only.  

(Originally aired December 11, 2014)