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.
Brandon Barton, Mississippi State University
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.
President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a visit with U.S. Army dog Conan.
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Trump's recent comments echo a troubled history of the use of dogs against people of color, as well as pejorative depictions of people of color as animals.
Australia is home to many new species, including wild camels found nowhere else on Earth.
Species counts drive conservation science and policy, yet a major component of biodiversity is excluded from the data: non-native species.
Bison in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, N.D.
Scientists have tracked endangered species for years. Now they're figuring out how to highlight animals and plants that have recovered – but what does that mean?
Prey species rely on camouflage and escape to avoid getting eaten. How can they make them work together?
Pod of sperm whales swimming off the coast of Sao Miguel Azores.
Do animals have their own culture? A researcher studying the culture of whales argues that they do. She says understanding that may be one way to save them from extinction.
An easy target under current laws.
Pet theft can devastate families and cause animals significant distress – the law needs to change.
The ACT is the first Australian jurisdiction to recognise animal sentience, but many other countries have already done so.
The new law is largely symbolic so the ACT can boast animal welfare credentials without putting animal-related industries offside. Still, it could create positive change.
Scientists have discovered how the wise old barn owl is so good at catching rodents.
Some animals, like rats, learn linguistic patterns better than humans can.
Rats will eat anything and they have a LOT of babies. That’s why there’s so many of them.
Black rats are originally from India and brown rats are originally from China.
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How and why animals develop as male or female is far more complex than we ever imagined.