If you’ve never witnessed love at first sight, you’re about to. People think that Pit Bulls are a “mean” type of dog. In fact, they’re banned in some countries and there’s been debate about banning Pit Bulls in some states and counties in the United States. If this video proves anything, it’s that Pit Bulls [...]
(Phys.org) —Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches.
New Caledonian crows may understand how to displace water to receive a reward, with the causal understanding level of a 5- to 7-year-old child. Understanding causal relationships between actions is a key feature of human cognition. However, the extent to which non-human animals are capable of understanding causal relationships is not well understood. Scientists used the Aesop's fable riddle -- in which subjects drop stones into water to raise the water level and obtain an out-of reach-reward -- to assess New Caledonian crows' causal understanding of water displacement.
Many families face the decision of whether to get a dog. For families of children with autism, the decision can be even more challenging. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has studied dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism and found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, ...
Warning: This video contains graphic images of a lion injured by a buffalo. Whether you love wild animals or just enjoy stories with happy endings, this incredibly powerful and inspirational video is for you.
Cats and dogs occupy a unique place in the animal kingdom's vast menagerie. They've come out of the wild and into our living rooms, an extraordinary evolutionary and sociological journey that now raises profound questions about what it means to be a person.
When divers off the Farne Islands in Northumberland met a few friendly seals underwater, they never dreamed they’d have such a sweet interaction! The wild seals were as curious as puppies, and it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! The way they like being scratched under the neck, and the cute way they held onto [...]
No matter what you do, you can't keep this honey badger locked up. It's a master jail breaker. Lock the gate? It'll find out how to slide it open. Put it in a deep pit with high walls, it'll build a rock ramp.
The world is home to some truly awe-inspiring and beautiful creatures. Sadly however, some of these unique species are threatened by a number of forces such as loss of habitat, poaching and climate change.
(Phys.org) —A collaborative study released today involving scientists from the Cambridge Conservation Initiative has shown that climate change is altering species distributions and populations, seemingly through shifting interactions between...