WATCH: Ants Act As Medics, Treat Wounds Of Injured Nest-Mates

A Matabele ant treats the wounds of a mate whose limbs were bitten off during a fight with termite soldiers.

A new study, published on Wednesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, describes how specific individuals in Matabele ant colonies will clean the wounds of injured ants.

(Image credit: Erik T. Frank/Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg )