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Posts tagged animal behavior

December 25, 2009

 

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Sheepdogs And Wolves

Have you ever wondered why sheepdogs love to herd?

May 14, 2009

 

Crow perched on tree branch

Crow Thievery

Native American stories and legends depict crows as witty and tricky. Modern behaviorists agree; crows are one of the more intelligent bird species.

September 17, 2007

 

Vampire bat with blood

Vampire Bat

Vampire bats, native to Central and South America, are one of the most well known examples of sharing and kindness in the animal kingdom.

September 17, 2007

 

Underwater walrus at zoo

Play with Your Food

Imagine getting a shot everyday that gave you all the nutrients you need for the day so that you no longer need to eat. Would you still have the desire to chew?

December 19, 2006

 

a small chimp at the tulsa zoo

So A Chimpanzee Comes To A Road…

It sounds like the begging of a bad joke, but what does a chimpanzee do when it needs to cross the road?

September 5, 2006

 

an ape looks away and scratches his chin as if he is concentrating

Apes Can Plan Ahead

They may not use wall calenders, but apes too have their ways of planning ahead.

July 30, 2006

 

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Saving Up for a Rainy Day

Why do frequent workers tolerate these freeloaders? Well, infrequent workers actually do pull their weight, but only when the time is right.

February 9, 2006

 

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Dogs and Chimpanzees

Dog-human attentiveness may mean that dogs make better subjects to study cognitive skills than primates, even chimpanzees, our closest genetic relatives.

February 8, 2006

 

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Dogs versus Wolves

I'm not saying dogs weren't intelligent creatures in their distant past, before they were domesticated, but now wolves are much smarter than dogs.

January 3, 2006

 

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Alpha Tail

If you own more than one cat, you may already be aware that domestic cats have a very developed sense of pecking-order.

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