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Posts tagged animal behavior

January 30, 2019


Shark Sibling Rivalry

The sand tiger shark has a mode of reproduction called “embryonic cannibalism,” in which embryos consume all of their siblings before birth.

July 25, 2016


This potato cod is getting cleaned up by three eager cleaner wrasse.

Cleaner Fish

For years, scientists have been trying to figure out the nature of the relationship between cleaner fish and their clients.

June 27, 2012



Duck Panic

Do animals come into the world tabula rasa and only learn things from experience? Or do we emerge with some knowledge already hardwired?

May 10, 2012



Chattering Chimps

We talk to our house pets all the time, but wouldn't it be great if your cat could answer you in English?

February 15, 2012




Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!

January 23, 2012



A Cat “Flips Out”

Do cats' movements when they play with toys reflect how they would hunt in the wild?

July 11, 2011


Octopus Games And Sophisticated Intelligence

Did you know that octopuses have even been seen engaging in play behavior?

August 11, 2010


Birth Control Changes How Lemurs Choose Their Sweethearts

Female lemurs on contraceptives smell different to potential mates than ones that are not.

July 12, 2010


Squirrel Tricks Stun Scientists

The common gray squirrel - with its exceptional mental and physical agility - is making biologists look twice.

July 9, 2010


Frisky Fireflies Have Got To Be Flashy

Fireflies can put on quite a dazzling display. However, it is not us that they are trying to impress.

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