An illustration of two giant Cape zebras alongside a much smaller plains zebra.
It hasn’t been clear how common the species was on the Cape south coast because its body fossils are predominantly from southern Africa’s west coast.
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Young queer people growing up in rural areas don’t necessarily need to flee their communities to find safety and acceptance.
Jordan Peele’s latest horror film challenges viewers to consider technology, surveillance, other worldly life and the making of spectacle through different lenses — including the eyes of animals.
When it comes to our ethical duties to animals, representation and respect should go hand in hoof.
Three soldiers (far right) carry karnyxes, long horns with frightening boar-headed mouths that produce eerie calls during battle.
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Since antiquity people have harnessed sound as a weapon, and the practice continues – in new high-tech ways – today.
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We’re all aware of the benefits from living with a pet. But over the last decade dogs, horses and cats have been helping people in many new ways as well - including recovery from addiction and trauma.
Britain’s Ben Maher and Explosion W jumping their way to the gold medal at Tokyo 2020.
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Horses are the supreme athletes of the large mammal world – here’s a look at the reasons why they can run so fast and jump so high.
It’s more evidence a lab leak is very unlikely.
Annika Schleu of Germany cries when Saint Boy, the horse she was assigned to ride, wouldn’t co-operate in the equestrian portion of the modern pentathlon at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
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The treatment of the horse Saint Boy has ignited fierce discussion about horses in modern pentathlon, and reanimated ethical debates about horses’ jobs beyond the Olympics.
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Along with firearms and disease, the horse was a key element in occupying Aboriginal land during the colonial period and controlling the largely convict workforce on the frontier.
Victoria’s plan has flaws, but it’s still likely to bring the feral horse problem under control, and will do a lot better than the very low benchmark set by NSW.
Only a few individual animals have recognised themselves in mirrors before.
Horses have been our companions and partners for thousands of years. They deserve better than to be shipped from Canada in inhumane and cruel conditions for slaughter.
This story is not graphic, but what happens to slaughter-bound horses is, and it’s time for change.
Shaquero, a two-year-old horse, won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic on Saturday.
Engaging two-year-old horses in the intensive training to prepare for competitive racing is a bit like asking a 13-year-old child to perform at the peak of their athletic potential.
Different animals have different ways of showing they’re happy. Their behaviours aren’t as straightforward as you might think.
Henry Bergh (in top hat) stopping an overcrowded horsecar, from Harper’s Weekly, Sept. 21, 1872.
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A fast-moving equine flu cratered the US economy in the fall of 1872, showing all too clearly that horses were essential and deserved better treatment.
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New research showing clear similarities between pain receptors in human and horses’ skin raises fresh questions about whether the widespread practice is ethical or even effective.
Giving racehorses baking soda in a bid to boost their endurance isn’t just dangerous and illegal - a new research review shows it doesn’t even have the intended effect anyway.
As the Melbourne Cup approaches, new research shows whipping horses really doesn’t offer the benefits its proponents claim.
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.
Expanding numbers of feral horses roaming the Australian Alps threaten the alp’s ecosystems, soils and unique species.