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Animal Research

Research led by the Monash University School of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Martin Burd, and published in the Proceedings of the Royal...
Researchers from Denmark demonstrate in a study that the large grazers and browsers of the past created a mosaic of varied landscapes consisting of...
We now have solid evidence that elephants are some of the most intelligent, social and empathic animals around—so how can we justify keeping them in...
Environmental scientists have developed a new, low-cost way to save rare animals and plants from poachers and plunderers – using maths. In a new...
Different brain regions must communicate with each other to control complex thoughts and behaviors, but relatively little is known about how these...
One of the hottest debates in evolutionary biology concerns the origin of behaviour: is it genetically encoded or do animals and birds copy their...
Mark Puttick and colleagues investigated the rates of evolution of the two key characteristics that preceded flight: body size and forelimb length....
Dogs really are our best friends. A study published today in Current Biology shows not only do dogs and humans read emotions in each other’s “voices...
Food-finding tests in five lemur species show that fruit-eaters may have better spatial memory than lemurs with a more varied diet. The results...
Asian elephants console others who are in distress, using physical touches and vocalizations, finds a study to be published in the open access...

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