Patting, shoeing, grooming, feeding, and even putting them in a stable - the list of seemingly benign human interactions that can confuse or upset horses is surprisingly long. On the eve of the official Horse's Birthday, we explain why.
Don’t worry that your dog’s world is visually drab.
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Your faithful friend's view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
Badgers are hunted down as ‘harmful’ species.
All animals plays a role in nature, and in times of biodiversity loss and climate change, hunting "common" species such as foxes and badgers is irresponsible .
The world’s most venomous snake, the inland taipan, is only found in Australia.
Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world.
A cat basks in the New Jersey sunshine amid coronavirus lockdown.
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Ownerless cats may find it harder to find food scraps with restaurants closed during the coronavirus crisis. Given social distancing rules, is it okay to go outside to feed them?
What a hungry Red kite tells us about human-animal relationships.
Working from home involves new co-workers.
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Are the best co-workers really the ones with four legs and a tail? Science says it depends.
Even in quarantine, people around the world have to walk their dogs.
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Pets might not protect us from the coronavirus, but they can help us get better.
Individuals of the European robin tend to be slightly larger in northern France than in the south.
Climate change is affecting our planet's biodiversity, yet some species can find ways to adapt. Using citizen-science data, a French research team is studying how birds adjust to local heat levels.
Omo Forest, a home for elephants, in Ijebu East and North Local Government Areas, Ogun State, Nigeria
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Protected areas in Nigeria are generally hampered by limited funds and resources.
Many breeders say they’re stewards of conservation, but no captive tiger has ever been released into the wild.
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There are more captive tigers in the US than there are in the wild around the world – and they can be bought for less than some breeds of dog puppies.
Caribbean spiny lobsters normally live in groups, but healthy lobsters avoid members of their own species if they are infected with a deadly virus.
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Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.
The Canadian TV show ‘Hudson & Rex’ features actor John Reardon playing Det. Charlie Hudson and German shepherd Diesel vom Burgimwald as Rex.
A closer look at Canada’s hit TV show, 'Hudson & Rex', invites us to think differently about animals’ minds, work and contributions to our shared communities.
Kea were able to correctly guess the most probable scenarios, by evaluating various physical and social cues. Previously, only great apes and humans were known to be able to understand probability.
Previously undocumented, this tiny extra digit – called a "pseudothumb" – is a structure on each wrist made of bone and cartilage.
Cats are capable of a expressing a wide range of emotions through facial expressions and body language.
Research suggests that people can learn to read cats' facial expressions.
To understand the effects of a big die-off, researchers set up experiments with wild boar carcasses.
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Death is a natural part of ecosystems. But it's unusual for a large number of animals to all die at once. Researchers are investigating how a mass mortality event affects what's left afterwards.
A man holds a sign with an image of Negro Matapacos, in Santiago, Chile.
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Negro Matapacos became famous in Chile in 2011 for joining student protests. His image has now popped up around the world.
Some animals stay put after a bushfire and rebuild their populations from charred landscapes.
Wildlife can smell and hear a fire coming, and have developed novel ways to evade it. But they must watch out for cunning predators rushing in for a feed.
Millions of shelter animals are adopted in the U.S. every year.
A new study analyzes the language in nearly 680,000 pet adoption ads.