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Animal Behavior Comedy: Jack Russell “Ollie” Bites The Dust Going Crazy In Show [Video]

Little Ollie has us rolling on this Friday. Don’t hurt’em, Ollie! (Please Watch To End To See Ollie Eat It In Slow Motion)

Barn swallow behavior shift may be evolutionary

Most of our understanding about evolutionary changes and the formation of new animal species is based on the historical record. But a relatively new population of barn swallows in Argentina may help scientists see those changes firsthand.

Animal behaviorist looks through the eyes of peafowl

(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Dr. Jessica Yorzinski uses peafowl to conduct a variety of behavioral studies. Yorzinski looks through the eyes of the birds to actually see what the animals are paying attention to, in this particular case, how males size up their competition.

Should Have Listened To The Top-Dog

Home Improvement | UK Categories: Bad Behavior Pets & Animals Tags: home improvement Customer: now irate "What?! My [insert stupid dog name here] would never bite anyone! I'll just carry her." Me: "I'm afraid that doesn't exempt you from the rules. Show More Summary

Contagious itching is all in your head

Sometimes mimicking another person's behavior doesn't come by choice. Scroll through to see cute animals: Read more...

Study looking at natural behaviors of lab rats wins an international 3Rs prize

(National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)) A paper investigating the welfare of laboratory rats is the winner of the 3Rs prize, which is awarded by the UK's National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) and sponsored by GSK. Show More Summary

New study examines whether dogs are feline-friendly – or not

A new study by Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC) at Canisius College, examines whether dogs' responses to cat-related sights, sounds, and smells provide clues about which dogs are cat-friendly. Show More Summary

Animal Behavior: Grotesque Mailman Caught Having Sex With Customer’s Dog [Video]

Brian Chapman was caught getting it on with a customer’s dog in the garage. They say Chapman was spotted going into a garage to drop off a “package,” but when it took forever…the owner decided to look at his surveillance

April The Giraffe Kicks Vet And Exhibits Cranky Behavior, Watch Live Cam [Video]

April the giraffe’s pregnancy is continuing as it should, but could new changes in April’s behavior signify labor will soon be underway? April is a 15-year-old Reticulated giraffe who lives at the Animal Adventure Park (AAP) with her mate five-year-old Oliver “Ollie.” This is April’s fourth calf and Ollie’s first. Show More Summary

Study finds modern hunter-gathers relocate to maximize foraging efficiency

As bumblebees forage for nectar from one flower to the next, at a certain point, they will move to another area once their search for food becomes too inefficient. This behavior, also observed among other animals, conforms to a prevalent...Show More Summary

Seemingly Adorable Dog Behaviors That Can Also Indicate Aggression

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Dogs can't use their words to express their displeasure so they resort to visual and auditory clues like snarling, barking and growling to warn people and other animals that they're not okay. And yet people don't seem to be picking up on these signals, so they're constantly getting bitten by dogs who just want to be left alone. Show More Summary

Fascinating examples of how baby animals survive by eating each other, or their mother

Cannibalizing the same species is a common behavior in the animal world. A zoologist at the Natural History Museum and author of "Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History", Bill Schutt, explains why some species consume their own. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Ridiculousness: Overly Anxious Goat Only Calms Down While Wearing Duck Costume

Animal behavior… Goat With Anxiety Disorder Goes Viral A goat with a “crippling” anxiety disorder is going viral. The rescuers of a 6-year-old goat named Polly have started an Instagram account to show off their pet who suffers from neurological

Bee ballers learn to score goals for treats

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While animals including crows, chimps, dogs and dolphins are all highly trainable, you might think that the bumblebee, with its much smaller brain, wouldn't really get the hang of learning a new behavior from a trainer. However, in the...Show More Summary

Male birds up their defensive game when females are watching

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Animal mobbing behavior is an interesting strategy used by the likes of small birds to team up and scare way would-be predators. Or so scientists have thought. In addition to this collaborative survival tactic, researchers have found...Show More Summary

Tiny cavefish may help humans evolve to require very little sleep

We all do it; we all need it—humans and animals alike. Sleep is an essential behavior shared by nearly all animals and disruption of this process is associated with an array of physiological and behavioral deficits. Although there are so many factors contributing to sleep loss, very little is known about the neural basis for interactions between sleep and sensory processing.

ARCHIATRIC, A Beautiful Animation Depicting Mental Conditions and Behaviors as Architecture

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Italian illustrator Frederico Bambina has created ARCHIATRIC, an absolutely stunning animation that depicts individual psychiatric, psychological and behavioral conditions as different forms of interior architecture within the same house. Show More Summary

Moral Behavior in Animals

What happens when two monkeys are paid unequally? Fairness, reciprocity, empathy, cooperation — caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell And Learned Helplessness

'Learned helplessness' is a term used by psychologists to describe a behavior where a human or animal feels such overwhelming hopelessness and powerlessness that it ceases attempts to resist the situations that cause it pain or discomfort. Show More Summary

Sex, Beauty, and Climate Change: Flycatchers are Less Flashy

Climate change is reeking havoc on the behavior and reproduction of numerous animals. A long-term study of male flycatchers shows warmer temperatures make them less attractive.

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