A study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany has concluded that dogs are able to understand the reasons behind the actions of… Read More »Dogs understand the reasons behind their owners’ actions
Dogs can rely more on their own judgement than the directions of a human who is misleading them. In a recent study published in the… Read More »Dogs can be sensitive to whether a person has true or false beliefs
STUDY – NEWS – COMMENT – ANALYSIS: Researchers say that male dolphins can hold a grudge because they can remember those dolphins who are likely… Read More »Dolphins remember members of the group who help and those who don’t
Humans are learning that animals are smarter than we thought they were. This is leading to greater sensitivity and respect towards animals but it is… Read More »Humans need a test for animal consciousness
We know that humans adopt children through adoption services because their parents are unable to look after their own children for whatever reason. It’s a… Read More »Animals adopting unrelated animals or animals of another species
Cuttlefish have to ability to exercise self-control which is used to attain a better reward than if they have sought immediate gratification. There is a… Read More »Cuttlefish show self-control to wait for better rewards
Pigs can play computer games. A study tested the ability of four pigs: Hamlet, Omelette, Ebony and Ivory. They each had their own personalities. They… Read More »Another study shows us that pigs are smart. Please respect them.
Consumers should boycott pork as most pigs die in terror and pain gasping for breath. Slaughterhouse pigs suffer before death. Millions of pigs suffer poor… Read More »Most British pigs die in terror and pain gasping for breath
The intelligence of the domestic dog varies considerably. We know this because some clever dogs can quickly learn human words in large numbers while others… Read More »Dog intelligence varies and some dogs learn many words
Wild animals with bigger brains may be at greater risk of extinction according to a study led by Manuela Gonzales-Suarez of the University of Reading.… Read More »Big brained wild animals at greater risk of extinction?
In respect of social bonding and friendships, a study from the Austral University of Chile found that cows behave like their wild ancestors, aurochs; wild… Read More »Cows have a very interesting social life and have friends
At Highgate Ponds on Hampstead Heath, London, lived a “married” couple of swans. They were committed to be married for life although sometimes divorces happen.… Read More »The story of the brokenhearted swan and how she found love again
As is the case for humans, chimpanzees like to share experiences together and it helps them to bond. Sharing experiences together is a basis for… Read More »Chimpanzees like to share experiences and it helps them bond just like humans
Wild animal predators are constantly calculating the cost-benefit of attacking and eating another animal or in defence.
Research suggests that ravens can experience emotional contagion further supporting their known intelligence.
For centuries the arrogant human thought that deductive reasoning was the hallmark of human intelligence. Arrogant human is now awakening to the possibility that they… Read More »Wasps can do a type of deductive reasoning