It seems like living in the urban jungle has given birds street smarts, too, according to researchers from the McGill University in Quebec, Canada.
Advanced solar-powered tracking devices allow researchers to follow previously hard-to-study animals as they feed, socialize or migrate. In turn, this data could be used to make better wildlife and habitat management decisions.
New findings on canine compulsive disorder (CCD) may help improve treatments and therapies for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in people, according to researchers from Tufts University.
Rather than coming close to shore only to breed, James Cook University researchers found that female blacktip sharks remain in Cockle Bay, Australia, year-round with their young. This highlights the importance of conservation along coastal areas.
Not all birds are monogamous, and when it comes to Australian red-backed fairy-wrens both sexes tend to be very promiscuous. Surprisingly, Cornell ornithologists recently discovered males can keep their mates faithful by singing duets.
In a recent study from Nagoya University in Japan, researchers found scale-eating cichlid fish from Africa’s Lake Tanganyika become either right-handed or left-handed as the mature. It is believed that such specialization gives the fish an evolutionary advantage.
While many people can tell when something is wrong with their pet, they might not necessarily understand what the problem is. An international team of veterinary scientists have created a list of 25 important behavioral signs they believe will help pet owners quickly diagnose problems, treat illnesses, and ultimately reduce any pain their cat is suffering from.
When it comes to solving problems, kids and wild great apes will spontaneously invent similar tools. For instance, when given a stick, young children will use it to retrieve Play Doh balls stuck inside a tube, much like apes use sticks to reach insects at the bottom of a hole. This discovery counters previous beliefs suggesting such tool use requires social learning.
Male bluebirds benefit from spending a year at home before moving out to build a nest of their own, according to a new study from Cornell University and the Santa Fe Institute. Researchers say the cooperative behavior, or rather helping out around mom's nest, improves the birds' life span and increases genetic diversity of offspring, as females prefer mating with older males.
Male wild gorillas appear to "hum" or "sing" while eating their favorite food. Since these calls are too quiet to be a sort of "diner bell," researchers suggest they are used to coordinate group feeding activities. In other words, if the food is tasty, males signal to women and younger group members to join in on the good eats.
Strange green flatworms, also known as "mint-sauce worms," collect together in shallow waters along much of Europe's Atlantic coast, forming what researchers call a "superorganism." It is believed that this social behavior helps protect the animals and aids in their photosynthetic feeding.
On tonight's episode of "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" the animal enthusiast searchers for Kenya's giant spitting cobra -- a snake that delivers the most venomous bite of all Cobras. Dominic is also nearly trampled by an injured elephant in the savannahs. Don’t miss it!
Terrifying video footage shows the moment an angry rhino suffered a serious bout of road rage and charged straight at tourists trapped in a car at Etosha National Park in Namibia.
An extinct kangaroo ancestor wasn't able to bounce like its modern relatives, but they were able to easily adapt to environmental change and out-live their fanged cousins. Fossils of these creatures were recently unearthed in Australia by researchers from the University of Queensland.