An elephant at a German zoo has become the subject of a scientific study because of her special skill.
Tag: animal intelligence
Octopuses Full-On Fight with Neighbors: Caught on Tape
Scientists have for the first time caught on film mud slinging and fighting between octopuses that live near one another.
Hero Rats Help Earthquake Victims
Rats are being trained to assist human rescuers locate survivors stuck in earthquake debris. The animals are a part of The Hero Rats Project.
Happy the Elephant has Day in Court
New York’s highest court is set to determine whether Happy, a 47-year-old Asian elephant living at the Bronx Zoo, is being unlawfully imprisoned.
Chimps have their own 400-word language: Scientific discovery
A new scientific study has revealed that chimpanzees engage in complex vocalizations with almost 400 words.
Smart Parrots Need A Lot of Stimulation: Study
The results of an important new study help to explain why many intelligent birds–and perhaps other animals–struggle in captivity. More specifically, the results revealed that the smarter the bird, the more unique welfare needs it has in captivity.
Crows So Smart They Understand Concept of Zero
A new scientific study has demonstrated that crows, like bees, can comprehend the concept of zero.
Going Gambling? Take a Parrot!
Scientific researchers have just discovered that parrots understand the laws of probability and, like humans, can make predictions based on those probabilities.
Fish Appear to Recognize Themselves in the Mirror. Wow.
Findings from new research suggest that fish might possess far higher cognitive powers than previously thought. More specifically, the results … More
Bees Know What Nothing Is: New study
It turns out human beings are not the only species that understand what it means when the cupboards are bare. … More
Rats exchange goods and services using human tit-for-tat rules
Wow. And wow. Exciting findings from a new scientific study indicates the intelligence of rats extends to using the same … More
Cockatoos Trained to Use Correct Key in Keyhole
Animal cognition research continues to teach humans about the cognitive capacity of our fellow animals we share the planet with. … More