True or false: African wild dogs vote on when to go hunting by sneezing.
TRUE! : Recent research has revealed that pack decisions, like when to get up and hunt, are made democratically, and votes are cast individually by way of sneezes. Once a certain number of sneeze votes have been made, the whole pack will obey the result and move off. This form of democracy still appears to reflect seniority, as higher ranking members of the pack have to sneeze less often in order to influence the decision. Lower ranking dogs can achieve the desired results if they are persistent, and sneeze often enough.