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Prosocial capacities shared by humans and other species: empathy, reciprocity, altruism, bonding, play, tool use, communication
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A Ferocious Predator Came Face-To-Face With A Photographer... Then It Tried To Be His Mother.

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The leopard seal is a fantastic and beautiful creature that resides in the artic, donning a stunning spotted coat, similar to that of the big feline for which it’s named after.


Yet this type of seal not only shares a similar appearance to the wild cat,

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Reversing Course on Beavers

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Their dams were once obliterated by dynamite and bulldozers, but beavers are getting new respect these days as a defense against the withering impacts of a warmer and drier climate.

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Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids

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"Habitat destruction by "slash-and-burn agriculture". Deforestation across West and Central Africa has severely reduced chimpanzee habitats. It is estimated that more than 80% of the region's original forest cover has been lost;Logging, oil and gas mining also pose a threat, especially through road building to access remote areas. This can degrade and and fragment chimp habitats;Poaching: Low population densities and slow reproductive rates mean that hunting can quickly wipe out local populations. Chimps are hunted for meat, the pet trade and even medicinal purposes. Farmers may also try to protect their crops and livelihoods by setting traps for animals that raid their land;Disease is a leading cause of death in chimpanzees. Because chimps are so similar to humans, they succumb to many diseases that afflict humans. And as the number of encounters between chimpanzees and humans increase, this increases the risk of transmission of diseases including common human respiratory infections. Ebola is also a major threat to wild chimpanzees and gorillas"


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Can you detect the amazing stealth animals hiding in all these pictures?

Can you detect the amazing stealth animals hiding in all these pictures? | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Can you see it? Hiding in plain sight there are two of the most stealthy creatures in the animal kingdom, almost impossible to detect.
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Technology Unlocks the Mysteries of Bird Flight

Technology Unlocks the Mysteries of Bird Flight | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
As long as there have been people watching birds, there have been theories as to how and why they do what they do. In the modern era, theories about why birds flock and why they migrate in v-formations have abounded, yet answers have been few. But new research using creative technology on both starling murmurations and bald ibis’ migration reveals that complex flight dynamics and rapid-fire adjustments based on sensory feedback previously believed impossible for birds are indeed occurring.

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How Cicadas, Squirrels and Bees React to Solar Eclipses

How Cicadas, Squirrels and Bees React to Solar Eclipses | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Cross your fingers for clear skies, space fans: A partial solar eclipse will grace the skies on Thursday afternoon over most of North America.
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Stingerless bees practice brutal siege warfare that can last months, researchers say

Stingerless bees practice brutal siege warfare that can last months, researchers say | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Lacking a stinger doesn’t make Australian “sugarbag bees” less likely to fight and kill to protect their hives, IFL Science reported.
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Two Horses, One Language

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What do we learn when we ride a fellow mammal who can read us at a deeper level than we can read ourselves?
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Orcas and Other Dolphins Do Not Belong in Captivity!

Orcas and Other Dolphins Do Not Belong in Captivity! | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it

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Social comparison mediates chimpanzees’ responses to loss, not frustration - Springer

Social comparison mediates chimpanzees’ responses to loss, not frustration - Springer | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
RT @LydiaMHopper: Two studies of primate inequity aversion in the latest Animal Cognition! Chimps http://t.co/fcgrpMUixw & tamarins http://…
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Dogs at Play: What They Do, Know, Think, and Feel

Dogs at Play: What They Do, Know, Think, and Feel | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
"Canine Play Behavior" by German dog trainer Mechtild Käufer is a valuable read.
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Caw vs. Kraa: meaning in the calls of crows and ravens

Caw vs. Kraa: meaning in the calls of crows and ravens | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
This short video, by the Cornell Lab of O, discusses the differences between and potential meanings of the sounds made by crows and ravens. Continue reading...
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'Alien' Sea Creature Caught, Freaks Everyone Out

'Alien' Sea Creature Caught, Freaks Everyone Out | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Good thing this fisherman got a video of his catch (above), because otherwise he'd never have been able to convince folks of the bizarre creature he hauled in while angling off the Singaporean island of Pulau Ubin.

"I know that area has a lot...

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Follow This Lioness As She Hunts With A GoPro On Her Back

Follow This Lioness As She Hunts With A GoPro On Her Back | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Kevin Richardson, the so-called Lion Whisperer of South Africa, is known for his use of GoPros to film intimate videos of himself interacting with lions .
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Rapid Evolution of Anole Populations in Real Time

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On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.


For most of its existence, the Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) was the only lizard in the southwestern U.S. It could perch where it wanted, eat what it liked. But in the 1970s, aided by human pet trade, the brown anole (Anolis sagrei)—native to Cuba and the Bahamas—came marching in. In experiments on islands off the coast of Florida, scientists studying the effects of the species mixing witnessed evolution in action: the Carolina anole started perching higher up in trees, and its toe pads changed to enable better grip—all in a matter of 15 years, or about 20 lizard generations.


In a paper published in Science today (October 23),Yoel Stuart of the University of Texas at Austin, Todd Campbell from the University of Tampa, Florida, and their colleagues discuss what happened when the two species converged upon the same habitats.


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The Invisible and Fatal World of Oceanic Noise Pollution

The Invisible and Fatal World of Oceanic Noise Pollution | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Noise pollution is threatening marine species, is there a better way we could be communicating?

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Hand-rearing abandoned African penguins could help save endangered species

Hand-rearing abandoned African penguins could help save endangered species | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Group of African Penguins near Boulders Beach, South Africa. Photo by courtesy of Penguin Posse.
Abandoned African penguin chicks are easy to spot. Their flippers are too long for their bodies.
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Friends Forever: 42 Ways to Celebrate Love, Loyalty, and Togetherness

Friends Forever: 42 Ways to Celebrate Love, Loyalty, and Togetherness

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Empathy, Ethics and Bonobos: Distinguished Lecture Tonight at HMNS

Empathy, Ethics and Bonobos: Distinguished Lecture Tonight at HMNS | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Why do we have empathy? Why do we rush to another’s aid? Why do we put our arm around others to support them? 

Empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans.


In his work with monkeys, apes and elephants, anthropologist Dr. Frans de Waal has found many cases of one individual coming to another’s aid in a fight, putting an arm around a previous victim of attack, or other emotional responses to the distress of others. By studying social behavior in animals — such as bonding and alliances, expressions of consolation, conflict resolution, and a sense of fairness — de Waal demonstrates that animals and humans are preprogrammed to reach out, questioning the assumption that humans are inherently selfish.


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How predators protect plant biodiversity

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Herbivores are having a field day Kenya.

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The poetry of life at sea

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A majestic short film about life in the deep blue ocean

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Gorgeous Drone Footage Of Killer Whales Is The First Of Its Kind

Gorgeous Drone Footage Of Killer Whales Is The First Of Its Kind | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, researchers came together to investigate the health and habits of killer whales using a custom-built, remotely operated hexacopter.
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The color of love? ‘Red effect’ sparks interest in female monkeys

The color of love? ‘Red effect’ sparks interest in female monkeys | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Recent studies showed that the color red tends increase our attraction toward others, feelings of jealousy, and even reaction times.
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