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New tool helps pick puppies most suited to guide dog training

(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.

Live Donkey Fed to Tigers at Chinese Zoo

The incident has horrified animal welfare advocates and highlights cruel behavior that can happen at some of the country’s zoos.

Ravens found able to remember people who tricked them up to two months later

(—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.

The On Again/Off Again Litter Box User – Feline Idiopathic (Interstitial) Cystitis

  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

Presidio Update: Park Trail & Section of Ridge Trail Now CLOSED Due to COYOTE PUPPING SEASON

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 […]

Social experience tweaks genome function to modify future behavior

(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

Animal Sex: How Narwhals Do It

Little is known about the mating behaviors of arctic-loving narwhals, also called the unicorns of the sea.

Sue Dyson: Double video explanation of equine ethogram for recognizing lameness and pain

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

Strokes may cause increased preference for alcohol, research suggests

Brain changes after stroke may lead to increase in alcohol-seeking behavior, at least in animal models, according to research.

Texas A&M research suggests strokes may cause increased preference for alcohol

(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.

How circadian clocks communicate with each other

(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.

In TNT's 'Claws,' Niecy Nash and crew may make you rethink that trip to the nail salon

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...

Found: Snakes That Hunt in Packs

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

If you thought human sex was weird, wait until you see bee sex

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

3-D models reveal hidden details of zebrafish behavior

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

First Sighting of Wild Birds Wearing Mud as Makeup

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...

Something in Sperm Makes Female Fruit Flies Super Aggressive After Sex

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The findings could potentially shed light on the behavior of other animals where female aggression is high.

Famous tree-climbing lions of Uganda roaming farther as prey animals decrease

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.

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