The diets of coyotes vary widely, depending on whether they live in rural, suburban or urban environments—but pretty much anything is fair game.
When vampire bats feel sick, they still engage in prosocial acts such as sharing food with nonrelatives. But they cut back on grooming anyone other than their closest kin.
New research examines how the animals begin close, blood-sharing partnerships
Bats proliferate in forests thinned by fire
Hippos that escaped from drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s private zoo are reproducing in the wild. And with increasing numbers, they could threaten ecosystems.
Across the board, indigenous-managed regions equal or surpass conventional conservation areas
Groundhogs are less accurate at weather forecasting than are coin flips, but they are nonetheless pretty interesting critters.
Here’s an argument that citizen scientists deserve co-authorship on scientific journal papers to which they contributed research.
Researchers activated specific brain cells in zebra finches to teach them songs they’d ordinarily have to hear to learn.
Beneficial blazes are critical to maintaining the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, but animals are eating the fuel
Meticulous work reveals the identity of sharks’ feathered prey
Mind and body benefit from two hours in nature each week
People who spent at least two hours outside—either all at once or totaled over several shorter visits—were more likely to report good health and psychological well-being. Jason G...
New research shows that primate calls deter predators in the wild
Female hyenas keep their clans in line by virtue of their complex social networks. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Coyotes become fearless around people in just a few generations—which isn’t good for their longterm co-existence with humans in cities. Jason G. Goldman reports.
When chimpanzees and elephants pass this classic test, they are said to have self-awareness. Can we say the same for a fish?
Humpback populations from the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet up south of Africa and trade song stylings.
Animals of both species can be assessed using many of the “big five” factors used to describe humans
Modeling the physics of bird jumping is helping engineers make more mobile machines