The surprising reasons animals play dead - Tierney Thys


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Check out our Patreon page: full lesson: lemurs to lizards, ants to amphibians, sharks to chickens, hundreds of animals "play dead" as a survival tactic. But how and why do animals do this? Tierney Thys explains how this curious behavior, known as tonic immobility or TI for short, can be used as a defense or offense.Lesson by Tierney Thys, animation by Stretch Films Inc.Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Robert Hargis, Mark wisdom, Mircea Srbu, Molly Gardner, Irindany Sandoval, William Bravante, Elizabeth Parker, Sai Krishna Koyoda, Therapist Gus, Samuel Barbas, Betsy Feathers, Maxwell Ingram, Ajinkya Deshmukh, Victoria Soler-Roig, Abdulmateen Aderinto, Pavel Maksimov, Cyrus Garay, Trit Thch Minh, Yvette Mocete, Mike Azarkman, Valeria Sloan Vasquez, Patricia Alves Panagides, William Biersdorf, Michael Aquilina, Vinamr L. Sachdeva, Ryan Phillips, FireWolfLasers, Kshitij Shah, Mohammad Said, Teach Me Din - Navajo Language, Victoria Veretilo, Rebecca Reineke, Felipe Hoff, Brandon Thomas, Lewis Westbury, Bogdan Zubrickis, Johnny Gutierrez, Mirzat Turap, Jaime Arriola, Emilia Alvarado, Javid Gozalov, , Ethan, Paul Beard, Deepak Iyer, and Markus Goldhacker.