Rapidly changing temperatures and sensory environments are challenging the nervous systems of many species. Animals will be forced to evolve to survive.
Birds’ nest-building skills are informed by their environment and experiences, and nests can reflect the individual styles of their builders.
The trouble is most countries don’t make bed bug infestation data available to researchers.
Understanding how animals think, learn and interact with one another can inform the science of ecology, as predator and prey shape their world.
Like humans, seabirds seem less likely to part ways when they have relationships built on similar personalities.
Jellyfish have a reputation to stinging wild swimmers and huge population “blooms”. But it’s a mistake to dismiss these animals as ocean pests.
Scientists had thought a ‘dogxim’ was impossible until one was discovered in Brazil
New research shows kangaroos may form long-term friendships.
The microbiome and its signature smells are crucial for most organisms, whether human, insect or plant. The silent signals sent by the microbiome are essential communications that influence behaviour.
It’s not just cats and dogs – we often feel a deep emotional bond with small animals like rabbits and guinea-pigs too.
Most of the males in a Puerto Rican monkey colony engaged in homosexual activity, a new study reveals.
Unfortunately, a rhetoric has developed within public discourse that cats are manipulative, vengeful, uncaring or even psychotic. But it’s unlikely they’ve deliberately peed on your rug to annoy you.
It appears to be widespread among all sorts of different birds.
Tracking data suggests individual chickens have very different movement patterns.
Artificial light is making it harder for male glow-worms to find bioluminescent females.
If you think relationships between male and female animals are simple, it’s time to have a rethink.
Our experiments with the critically endangered Bail myna showed some birds are bolder than others.
Researchers tracked 2,300 wild mammals during the strict 2020 lockdowns and found they moved 73% further than in the previous year.
Orcas appear to be imitating the behaviour of one in particular by damaging sailboat rudders.
Canada jays who are able to expel their siblings from the nest and home territory have better chances of survival.