Are wolves deceptive villains? Are crows insightful geniuses? And could a tortoise really beat a hare in a race?
Aesop’s Animals uses the latest scientific knowledge to evaluate whether some of humanity’s best-known animal characters are based in fact or fiction. Covering some of the most exciting topics in animal behaviour research—from tool use to culture, future planning to deception—each chapter weaves together a story that combines cutting-edge science with natural history and expert insights.