Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?
Why are some populations of elk unharmed by wolf packs?
New research suggests that animal populations can actually decipher the amount of plant life in that particular area.
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.
Learn about the real wolverine on this Moment of Science.
Since dogs descended from wolves, researchers who have studied wolves think that they roll in strong-smelling stuff to mask their scent.
Point at a ball and a dog will look at the ball, whereas a cat will probably look at your hand. Dogs seem to have a ready understanding of how human beings direct attention by pointing, and can follow our gestures almost as if they thought the same way we do. Of course, dogs probably [...]
Have you ever noticed that while it’s pretty easy to tell your dog is sick, it’s much harder to know how your cat or bird are feeling? Well, before you start asking your dog why it can’t be more stoic like animals half its size, it’s probably worth considering each animal’s place in the food [...]