Animal cognition
Animal cognition is the study of the mental capacities of animals. It has developed out of comparative psychology, including the study of animal conditioning and learning, but has also been strongly i...
Animal cognition - Wikipedia
Octopuses are incredibly smart!
Octopuses are incredibly smart!
Pigs can be optimists or pessimists, depending on personality and mood, study finds
You can’t keep a positive pig down. A new study finds that, like humans, pigs can be optimists or pessimists, and that the pessimists are more strongly affected by their current environments.
Orangutan 'copies human speech'
An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.
Spider fixing a broken leg with silk!
A spider appears to create a cast around a broken leg with its own silk. A friend was putting it outside by trapping it under a glass, accidentally catching ...
What Are Cats Trying To Tell Us? Science Will Explain
A new project is underway to decode kitty communication—and figure out if cats really like all that baby talk. Many believe their dogs and cats can respond with barks or meows that communicate hunger,...
Humans Are No Longer the Only Species to Use Grinding Tools
Humans are no longer considered to be the only species that can use grinding tools, after recent research has shown that certain parrots also possess this ability. Researchers observed greater vasa pa...
Behold: The Cockroach Internet of Shit and Gut Bacteria
Cockroaches are scientific wonders of horrible-ness. A cockroach, the result of a lineage spanning some 320 million years, is a well-oiled machine of pestilence, and some large part of this has to do ...
This cellist has composed music for cats. Do they care?
Teie wrote two songs that would have been major hits on the cat-music Billboard charts, if there were such a thing. “Rusty’s Ballad” and “Cozmo’s Air” prompted positive responses from 77 percent of ca...
The incredible story of how leopard Diabolo became Spirit - Anna Breytenbach, "animal communicator".
What if you could talk to animals and have them talk back to you? Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls interspecies communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through p...
BEAR SAVES CROW FROM DROWNING
Bear Rescues Crow. When a hapless bird falls into this brown bear’s watering hole the unexpected happens. Rather than killing it, the bear rescues it from the water to live another day.
Dogs use teamwork to get ball out of the pool!
Cute dogs displaying easily identifiable human traits (communication and teamwork) and a happy ending (ball retrieved – no dog in pool!
Hunting dragonflies can perfectly predict their prey’s future movements
Dragonflies are already known to be swift hunters, but new research shows that they aren't turning and diving in reaction to their prey's movements — they're predicting those movements before they occ...
This Crow Is F*cking Brilliant
Watch this crow solve an incredibly complex, 8-step puzzle
Talking animal
A bunch of animals talking...well... at least TRYING TO! =3.
Tool use by animals
Tools are used by some animals to perform behaviours including the acquisition of food and water, grooming, defence, recreation or construction. Originally thought to be a skill only possessed by huma...
Tool use by animals - Wikipedia
Animal communication
Animal communication is the transfer of information from one or a group of animals (sender or senders) to one or more other animals (receiver or receivers) which affects either the current or future b...
Animal intelligence
Animal cognition is the study of the mental capacities of animals. It has developed out of comparative psychology, including the study of animal conditioning and learning, but has also been strongly i...
Talking animal
A talking animal or speaking animal is any non-human animal that can produce sounds or gestures resembling those of a human language. Several species or groups of animals have developed forms of commu...
Talking animal - Wikipedia
Animal mind
Animal cognition is the study of the mental capacities of animals. It has developed out of comparative psychology, including the study of animal conditioning and learning, but has also been strongly i...
Animal mind - Wikipedia
Effect of psychoactive drugs on animals
Psychoactive drugs, such as caffeine, amphetamine, mescaline, LSD, marijuana, chloral hydrate, theophylline, IBMX and others, can have strong effects on certain animals. At small concentrations, some ...
Effect of psychoactive drugs on animals - Wikipedia
Cetacean intelligence
Cetacean intelligence refers to the cognitive capabilities of the Cetacea order of mammals, which includes whales, porpoises, and dolphins.
Brain size was previously considered a major indicator o...
Orangutan 'copies human speech'
An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.
Illegitimate receiver
An illegitimate receiver is an organism that intercepts another organism's signal, despite not being the signaler's intended target. In animal communication, a signal is any transfer of information f...
Illegitimate receiver - Wikipedia
African grey parrot
The African grey parrot, grey parrot or Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is an Old World parrot in the family Psittacidae.
The African grey parrot is a medium-sized, predominantly g...
African grey parrot - Wikipedia
Cephalopod intelligence
Cephalopod intelligence has an important comparative aspect in the understanding of intelligence because it relies on a nervous system fundamentally different from that of vertebrates. The cephalopod ...
Cephalopod intelligence - Wikipedia
Humans Are No Longer the Only Species to Use Grinding Tools
Humans are no longer considered to be the only species that can use grinding tools, after recent research has shown that certain parrots also possess this ability. Researchers observed greater vasa pa...
Batyr
Batyr (July 23, 1969 – August 26, 1993) was an Asian elephant claimed to be able to use a large amount of meaningful human speech. Living in a zoo in Kazakhstan in the Soviet Union, Batyr was rep...
Miles v. City Council of Augusta, Georgia
Miles v. City Council of Augusta, Georgia, 710 F.2d 1542 (11th Cir. 1983), is a United States federal court case in which the court found that the exhibition of a talking cat was an occupation for the...