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Prosocial capacities shared by humans and other species: empathy, reciprocity, altruism, bonding, play, tool use, communication
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Why Is Yawning Contagious? Looking to Chimps for Answers - YouTube

Why Is Yawning Contagious? Looking to Chimps for Answers - YouTube | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
People are not the only animals who yawn, or who catch yawns from each other; dogs and chimps even catch human yawns. It may have to do with empathy, which s...

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Kidnapped Ethiopian girl rescued by caring, protective lions

Kidnapped Ethiopian girl rescued by caring, protective lions | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A 12-year-old girl kidnapped in Ethiopia was found several days after her abduction, safe under the watchful eyes of three lions.

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Apparently This Scientist Can Speak Chimpanzee And It's Kind Of Amazing

Apparently This Scientist Can Speak Chimpanzee And It's Kind Of Amazing | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Educate yourself for once.
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Bad reputation of crows demystified

Bad reputation of crows demystified | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
In literature, crows and ravens arebad omens and are associated with witches. Most people believe they steal, eat other birds' eggs and reduce the populations of other birds.
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Even Elusive Animals Leave DNA, and Clues, Behind

Even Elusive Animals Leave DNA, and Clues, Behind | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it

Scientists are relying more heavily on environmental DNA, shed in an animal’s habitat, to track rare or endangered species.


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The hidden beauty of pollination - Louie Schwartzberg

The hidden beauty of pollination - Louie Schwartzberg | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Pollination: it's vital to life on Earth but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film "Wings of Life," inspired by the vanishing of one of nature's primary pollinators, the honeybee.

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9 questions about penguins you were too embarrassed to ask

Today is Penguin Awareness Day. Truth be told, this is an incredibly silly holiday. We should be honoring this majestic beast every day of our lives. Alas, we have just Penguin Awareness Day in January and World Penguin Day in April.
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Dog-human cooperation is based on social skills of wolves, scientists show

Wolves are at least as tolerant and socially attentive as dogs.

Dogs are man's best friend and partner. The origins of this dog-human relationship were subject of a study by behavioural scientists from the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna and the Wolf Science Center. They showed that the ancestors of dogs, the wolves, are at least as attentive to members of their species and to humans as dogs are. This social skill did not emerge during domestication, as has been suggested previously, but was already present in wolves.
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Silk-weaving ant study sees new behavior

Silk-weaving ant study sees new behavior | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A James Cook University Professor's study of silk-weaving ants is promising to change our understanding of how all creatures work together.
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Every Week I Photograph Cats At The Largest No-kill Cat Sanctuary In California (700+ Cats)

Every Week I Photograph Cats At The Largest No-kill Cat Sanctuary In California (700+ Cats) | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
The Cat House on the Kings is the largest no-kill, no-cage cat sanctuary in California, housing over 700+ cats on a 12 acre property right alongside the Kings River in Parlier, CA. Each week, as a regular volunteer, I get the chance to help photograph cats, kittens, and even some puppies to help bring awareness to the sanctuary and aid in the adoption of the animals.
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Topography a blueprint for wildlife conservation

Topography a blueprint for wildlife conservation | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A study of predator hotspots has found that rugged landscapes attract predators, both at sea and on land.
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A beautiful starling murmuration

A beautiful starling murmuration | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
If you like starling murmurations you'll get a mental orgasm with this stunning video filmed by Alpacamedia in Utretch, Netherlands. Just sit back, take it to full screen, hit play, and the rest of the world will fade away while you watch thousands of birds dance to a mysterious silent song.

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Do Dolphins Grieve?

Do Dolphins Grieve? | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Marine biologists observed dolphins carrying their dead at the surface. Could this be a sign of grieving?
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5 Reasons Why Great White Sharks are the Blackberry of the Seas | Deep Sea News

5 Reasons Why Great White Sharks are the Blackberry of the Seas | Deep Sea News | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
The following post is authored by Lindsay Gaskins as part of the Sizing Ocean Giants project. This post originally occurred on the Story of Size. Source:

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Un zoo en China lleva a los visitantes enjaulados y a los animales en libertad

Un zoo en China lleva a los visitantes enjaulados y a los animales en libertad | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Un zoológico en China lleva a los visitantes en jaulas en un recorrido en el que son atacados por animales en libertad
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How gerbils orient in the light of the setting sun

How gerbils orient in the light of the setting sun | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A light brown remains light brown: For gerbils, the fur color of their conspecifics appears identical under different lighting conditions. The ability of color constancy in rodents has been demonstrated for the first time by Munich neurobiologists.
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Baby Tortoises Found On Galapagos Island For First Time In Over 100 Years

Baby Tortoises Found On Galapagos Island For First Time In Over 100 Years | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.

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Science Graphic of the Week: Raptor’s-Eye View of the Hunt

Science Graphic of the Week: Raptor’s-Eye View of the Hunt | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A head-mounted camera shows how a bird of prey chases down its prey.
The post Science Graphic of the Week: Raptor’s-Eye View of the Hunt appeared first on WIRED.
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Rare "living fossil" shark caught in Australia

Rare "living fossil" shark caught in Australia | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
The 300-toothed frilled shark is one of the most primitive sharks on Earth, dating back 80 million years
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Can Spiders Count?

Can Spiders Count? | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Golden orb-web spiders (Nephila clavipes) are sit and wait hunters that accumulate prey larders on their webs. These larders are sometimes stolen by other spiders. If prey items are removed from their webs, golden orb-web spiders search for them.
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Caring and sharing is monkey business

Caring and sharing is monkey business | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Chimpanzees, much like children, can learn to be kind by observing and experiencing the kindness of others, according to new research by the University of St Andrews.
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New research finds Takahe have African cousins

New research finds Takahe have African cousins | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
New research from Massey University suggests that our Takahē have African cousins and that our Pūkeko are getting friendly with their Australian counterparts.
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An up-close encounter with killer whales, on video

An up-close encounter with killer whales, on video | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A California paddle boarder got a rare meeting with a pod of wild orcas off Laguna Beach, capturing the whole experience on his GoPro
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This Lion Was Bored So They Threw Him A Toy. They Were Thrown Off By What He Did

This Lion Was Bored So They Threw Him A Toy. They Were Thrown Off By What He Did | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
I've never seen an animal do this, let alone a lion!
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