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The cat is probably just having fun. So, we could ask "What is the evolutionary benefit for having fun?" Through play, animal learn (Fagen 1974, Spinka et al. 2001, Pellegrini 2007, Hirsh-Pasek and Golinkoff, 2008). This is particularly true for juvenile. Adults play is not uncommon though and might follow from the same principles (Bekoff and Byers, 1998). ...


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