February 28, 2024



We Have The First Evidence of Bumble Bees Playing With Toys, And It’s Utterly Adorable

Science Alert


Evidence is mounting that insects experience pain in a similar way that we do. Now, a clear demonstration of play in bumble bees suggests pleasure may be part of the lived experience of these tiny animals too.

“It goes to show, once more, that despite their little size and tiny brains, they are more than small robotic beings,” says behavioral ecologist Samadi Galpayage from the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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