The Law That Forces Mongooses to Give Birth on the Same Day... Or Else

Plenty of social animals have ways to police each other's behavior — so that if an animal enters the wrong territory or reproduces when it's not supposed to, it's punished. But researchers have found that banded mongooses have a more repressive system, which forces all females to give birth at the same time. Or else. » 12/24/13 11:00am 12/24/13 11:00am