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It's common knowledge that animals removed from the wild at a young age will not survive if returned to the wild at a later age even if they remain healthy.
There are certainly cultures in a variety of mammals. Some groups of chimps (or was it bonobos?) hunt ants by poking sticks in anthills, there seem to be two groups of killer whales one lot which hunt fish and the other lot hunt seals. This seems to be a cultural difference at the moment (although it may end up splitting the species in the long run. There has been some work done on birds having different dialects in their song depending on where in the country they are etc.So yes I think that sophisticated mammals do have culture if you define it as an inherited behaviour which isn't genetic and varies around a species.
There has been some work done on birds having different dialects in their song depending on where in the country they are etc.