We thought Elephants could swim? Protective parents, obviously.
(University of Nottingham) Animal behavior experts at the University of Nottingham have developed a new tool which can be used to predict a young dog's likelihood of successfully completing guide dog training.
The incident has horrified animal welfare advocates and highlights cruel behavior that can happen at some of the country’s zoos.
(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Austria and Sweden has found that ravens are able to remember people who trick them for at least two months. In their paper published in the journal Animal Behavior, the group describes experiments they conducted with the birds and offer some suggestions regarding how the behavior they observed might be useful to the birds in the wild.
Companion animal behavior consultants have a saying: “You better like cats who urinate outside of the litter box. This is the bread and butter of feline behavior.” Very true. A behaviorist is contacted not for the first or fifth offense, but later, after much damage has been done to the home. Recognizing how stress impacts … Continued
TweetFirst up: Dog owners report ‘aggressive’ behavior from coyote in Presidio And then there’s this: They want the Presidio Trust to remove the animals now before something worse happens. Debbie McMicking lives next to the Presidio and said, “I think it’s just a matter of time until one of them darts out and grabs a […]
(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) What changes in the brain of an animal when its behavior is altered by experience? Research at the University of Illinois led by Professor of Cell...Show More Summary
Little is known about the mating behaviors of arctic-loving narwhals, also called the unicorns of the sea.
Bad behavior or signs of pain? All the facial expressions shown here are part of the ethogram developed by Dr. Sue Dyson's research team at the Animal Health Trust in England. In a continuation of the research, recognition of facial expressions in both ridden and unridden horses has been recommended as a way to identify potential lameness. Show More Summary
Brain changes after stroke may lead to increase in alcohol-seeking behavior, at least in animal models, according to research.
(Texas A&M University) Brain changes after stroke may lead to increase in alcohol-seeking behavior, at least in animal models, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Scientific Reports.
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(University of Würzburg) Multiple biological clocks control the daily rhythms of physiology and behavior in animals and humans. Whether and how these clocks are connected with each other is still a largely open question. A new study now shows that a central clock governs the circadian rhythms in certain cases.
The claws in TNT’s “Claws” may be out, but that’s not all. They’re spangled, glittered and polished. Because, of course, there are no animals in “Claws.” There is, however, no shortage of wild behavior in this new hourlong drama about five manicurists working in a South Florida nail salon. There’s...
In the caves of Cuba, at Desembarco del Granma National Park, boas hunt in packs. That’s the conclusion of a study published in Animal Behavior and Cognition, reports ScienceAlert. In addition to ambushing rodents, birds, and lizards, Cuban boas sometimes snatch Jamaican fruit bats right out of the air. Show More Summary
Get ready to feast your eyes on some weird animal mating behavior. Arthropod macrophotographer Karla Thompson captured this video of two bees doin' the deed, and honestly, we can't look away as hard as we try. In the video, the male...Show More Summary
Zebrafish have become increasingly popular model animals in preclinical and neurobehavioral research due to their genetic similarity to humans and rapid rate of reproduction. Studies of zebrafish behavior have shed light on social and...Show More Summary
Strange and unprecedented animal behavior has been spotted by naturalists at the Doñana Biological Station in Spain. While observing a wake of Egyptian vultures, scientists observed the birds repeatedly applying red mud to their facial feathers. The odd behavior has been described as the first known instance...
The findings could potentially shed light on the behavior of other animals where female aggression is high.
Scientists in Uganda studying the behaviors of the country's famous tree-climbing lions have found that the home ranges of lion prides in the study areas have increased over time as they search farther for diminishing numbers of prey animals.