Dr. Jacob Dunn of Anglia Ruskin University, the co-author of a study on red-handed tamarins, published in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, discovered that… Read More »Red-handed tamarins speak like their rivals to avoid conflict
I recently wrote about male dolphins who remember other males who did not come to their aid when they needed it. They bore a grudge… Read More »Male dolphins form alliances to get and keep their new female partner
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
Is Planet of the Apes going to become a reality?. Scientists have created early embryos that are part human and part macaque monkey. They did… Read More »Ethics surrounding creating chimera inside monkeys
A study discovered that bickering macaques made the effort to extend their social network by making more relationships to aid survival under the dire circumstances… Read More »Macaques extend their social networks when disaster strikes
A recent study found that when humans transferred from being hunter-gatherers to farming their pet dogs’ diet changed from meat to plant-based foods. When grey… Read More »Dogs are omnivores as confirmed by their Bronze Age diet
Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA: Researchers have discovered that a formerly unknown chemical, 6PPD, in vehicle tires (tyres) which preserves them from ground level ozone,… Read More »Tire preservative chemical responsible for killing returning salmon
Yes, horses are one of a rare group of species who appear to have self-awareness and are able to recognise themselves in a mirror. The… Read More »Can horses recognise themselves in a mirror?
We know that octopuses are highly intelligent creatures and to that knowledge we can add a new discovery, namely that the eight tentacles of an… Read More »Octopus tentacles react independently to light
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
I’ve always wondered about the kind of impact that visitors have on the emotional state of animals in zoos. Do the animals like the presence… Read More »How do zoo animals feel about visitors?
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.
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
Research has discovered why woodpeckers don’t get their beaks stuck in the tree that they are pecking when digging around for grubs or making a… Read More »Woodpeckers don’t get their beaks stuck for this reason
The human is the human-animal. We need to remind ourselves of that. It is unsurprising, therefore, that scientists have concluded that human beings who live… Read More »Hunter-gatherers mirror the behaviour of mammals and birds in the same area
The brown tree snake, an invasive snake species in Guam, has caused devastation among the birds of this Pacific island. It has also caused power… Read More »Clever brown tree snake can climb an unclimbable metal pole
A study conducted in China in 2016 looked at the risk of dog bites and cat scratches in two cities; one a medium-sized city, Shantou,… Read More »China or America: poor parenting and poor pet ownership is the major cause of dog bites