The Basenji also called the Congo Terrier is native to the Central African forest. Since ages he is used by the pygmies (thought to be the oldest of all humans) to hunt lions. Therefore the basenji is one of the oldest breeds of dogs.
Last week, people around the world mourned the death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams. According to the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, California, we were not the only primates mourning. A press release from the foundation announced that Koko the gorilla—the main subject of its research on ape language...
Dogs help with therapy sessions Killeen Daily Herald “Autism assistance dogs are a new type of therapy and these animals are specially trained to provide emotional support for special needs children,” said Renaud, director of the Animal Assisted...
Strong evidence now shows that human and animal parenting share many nervous system mechanisms. Better understanding this biology could lead to improved social development, benefiting generations of humans and animals to come.
On a National Geographic expedition to the Galápagos Islands, travelers witnessed something extraordinary: the birth of a sea lion. Even while in labor, the mother was unfazed by the presence of humans, delivering her pup on the beach with a nuzzle, a nudge, and a playful gnaw.Click here to learn more about the Galápagos Islands expedition.Click here to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe.
SUMMARY: Books, books, beautiful books! This is a list of biology, ecology, environment, natural history and animal books that are (or will soon be) available to occupy your bookshelves and your thoughts.
Chimpanzees may reinforce social bonds by involuntarily mimicking a fellow chimp’s pupil size.
Like humans, chimpanzees possess a capacity to unconsciously dilate their pupils to match those of a conspecific, according to research published last week (August 20) in PLOS ONE. The results suggest this involuntary action likely evolved to help humans and chimps communicate sympathy and strengthen social bonds within groups.
In face-to-face interactions, people often involuntarily imitate each other’s facial expressions, eye blinks, or pupil size to convey empathy.
These physical cues help communicate emotions to both individuals in the interaction, facilitating trust and cooperation within groups. But precisely when and how these signals evolved isn’t clear
Australian artist Andy Thomas recently built a visualizer for birdsongs, the latest in his fascinating line up of so-called "audio life forms." As the term implies, these gorgeous creations look like the sounds they represent and react accordingly.