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What is one hypothesis that could explain how a dominance hierarchy benefits the animals in a social group?

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Aggressive behavior within a group of animals often results in the ranking of individuals called the hierarchy of dominance. Then a clear order is set in the group from the most dominant to the most susceptible individuals. The higher an animal is in the higher ranks of the hierarchy, the greater its access to food, water and other resources.

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