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Monkeys Pay Taxes Too

As procrastinators across the country furtively shuffle W-2’s under their desks while on conference calls and google “post office hours,” Natalie Angier points out that humans aren’t the only ones expected to contribute to their society. In fact, dominant male fairy wrens may punish delinquent citizens for up to 26 hours and vampire bats actually regurgitate meals to feed hungry fellow bat citizens. Suddenly that I.R.S. auditor doesn’t seem so threatening does he? [%comments]