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Elephants living in fear: So terrified of poachers they travel at night
SOFIA LOTTO PERSIO: ‘Elephants in East Africa are adapting their behavior to survive the greatest threat to their existence: poachers. A study published in the...
Great apes abilities misunderstood in decades of research by human hubris
ZME SCIENCE: ‘Scientists are learning striking new features about nonhuman great apes on a yearly basis. Progress, however, is slow and some papers can actually...
Sentience is Everywhere: Indeed, It’s an Inconvenient Truth
MARC BEKOFF: ‘The science of consciousness has dethroned humanity from a simplistic hierarchy… Concerning what we know about the minds and cognitive and emotional capacities...
Lonely dogs’ brains shrink due to boredom, scientist warns
GREG WILFORD: ‘Research has indicated that dogs become distressed by chronic boredom and can suffer adverse effects from a lack of stimulation… “Stimulation for animals,...
Can Dogs Smell Their ‘Reflections’?
ED YONG: ‘The mirror test—one of the most famous techniques in the study of animal intelligence, and one of the most controversial… Chimps and orangutans...
Dairy farmers vs. vegans: Health Canada prepares to rewrite the food guide
Pets Displaced During Hurricane Harvey Are at Risk of Being Euthanized Within Days
Brexit means UK can take a stand against farm animal cruelty, campaigner declares
Horse collapses from exhaustion while pulling newly married couple’s carriage uphill