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Category: Animal Behavior
Sharks Use Natural GPS for Directions
Researchers now have some of the first solid evidence that sharks rely on magnetic fields for their long-distance forays across … More
Do Animals Laugh? Yes, say researchers
Scientists have uncovered considerable documentation suggesting that animals other than humans laugh. The researchers examined the existing scientific literature on … More
Fear Triggers Aggressive Dog Behavior, say researchers
A new study studying 9,000 dogs has demonstrated that fearfulness, age, breed, the company of other members of the same species and the owner’s previous experience of dogs were associated with aggressive behavior towards humans.
Ants respond like humans to social isolation
Ants react to social isolation in a similar way as do humans and other social mammals.
Giraffe Girl Gangs? Yes. And they play an important role
Scientists discover that girl gang social units may be important to giraffe evolution and survival.
When Gorillas Beat their Chests, They Really Mean It
A team of international researchers have shown that chest beats reliably indicate the body size of the chest beater. Body size indicates competitive ability in gorillas. Therefore this information is likely to be crucial for rival males, as well as females in influencing mate choice.
Female monkeys use male monkeys as ‘hired guns’ to protect themselves
According to new research, female monkeys use males as ‘hired guns’ for defense against predators. More specifically, the research team … More
Dogs and Jealousy
New research confirms dogs can–and do–express jealousy when their human family member interacts with rival dogs.
Sexual enticements to lure your prey out of hiding? Yes, say cone snails.
Cone snails aren’t glamorous. They don’t have svelte waistlines or jaw-dropping good looks. Yet, some of these worm-hunting gastropods are … More
Mice Regularly Practice Social Distancing
For mice and many other animals, certain behaviors such as mating and fighting are innately programmed, meaning that the animals … More
Who Really Loves NYC? Baby White Sharks!
New scientific research reveals that more than 90 percent of baby white sharks were positioned within 20 kilometers of Long Island’s southern shoreline, which further confirms the importance of this region to baby white sharks.