By understanding sleep across animals we can gain insights into improving the quality of human sleep. It can also help to bolster conservation management strategies for the animals in question.
With circuses on the wane, are our attitudes towards animals improving?
The most recent episode of the BBC's Planet Earth II has got people asking some hard questions about the world's most mysterious big cats.
Domestic cats often travel hundreds of miles to their former homes – so why not an escaped lynx?
Understanding this will boost conservation efforts.
There's a genetic side to animal welfare.
New study reveals competition can trigger mass evictions in even the most cooperative of animal social groups.
Australian birds are arguably among the smartest in the world, displaying complex behaviours comparable to those observed in great apes.
The answer lies in the history we share with our canine companions.
Older matriarchs lead elephant society. But they're also the primary targets of ivory poachers. When these socially critical individuals are killed, what happens to the rest of the group?
Humans as well as zebra finches go through hurdles to find their perfect partner – and this may better ensure the survival of any offspring.
Why does the zebra have stripes? Researchers are investigating whether it is to confuse predators when they're on the move.
Different clicking sounds can't be explained by genetics or different environments – the whales are learning from their relatives.
Researchers have homed in on a number of behaviours that are associated with dominance and submission amongst groups of dogs.
By filming these ultra-speedy feeders at transparent fake flowers, researchers finally figured out how hummingbirds slurp up the nectar so fast.
It's official: giant pandas are cool.
Why human fathers are worth celebrating.
When it comes to choosing locations, the leaders of baboon packs take a step back.
Lots of animals consume alcohol but only humans do it to get drunk.
Baboons shed light on the irony of social networks: cliques limit information sharing.