A Matabele ant is seen carrying an injured mate back to the nest after a raid in this July 26, 2013 handout photo. Scientists say a sub-Saharan ant species engages in surprising rescue behaviour and retrieving injured comrades after battles with termites. Photo: Reuters A Matabele ant is seen carrying an injured mate back to the nest after a raid in this July 26, 2013 handout photo. Scientists say a sub-Saharan ant species engages in surprising rescue behaviour and retrieving injured comrades after battles with termites. Photo: Reuters
A Matabele ant is seen carrying an injured mate back to the nest after a raid in this July 26, 2013 handout photo. Scientists say a sub-Saharan ant species engages in surprising rescue behaviour and retrieving injured comrades after battles with termites. Photo: Reuters

This warrior ant is rescuing a wounded comrade, in human-like battle behaviour discovered by scientists

A Matabele ant is seen carrying an injured mate back to the nest after a raid in this July 26, 2013 handout photo. Scientists say a sub-Saharan ant species engages in surprising rescue behaviour and retrieving injured comrades after battles with termites. Photo: Reuters A Matabele ant is seen carrying an injured mate back to the nest after a raid in this July 26, 2013 handout photo. Scientists say a sub-Saharan ant species engages in surprising rescue behaviour and retrieving injured comrades after battles with termites. Photo: Reuters
A Matabele ant is seen carrying an injured mate back to the nest after a raid in this July 26, 2013 handout photo. Scientists say a sub-Saharan ant species engages in surprising rescue behaviour and retrieving injured comrades after battles with termites. Photo: Reuters
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