Entries in animal behaviour (4)


New Research: Pilot Whales Babysit Calves

A team of scientists discover a new behaviour displayed by Pilot Whales in Canada. Just like babysitting in humans, alloparental care is the care of a young animal by another adult that is not its parent, known as the alloparent. The phenomenon is common in many social animals, even fish, but this is the first study identifying it in Pilot Whales.

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Fascinating ways animals greet each other

A handshake, a kiss on the cheek, a bow… We humans have many different ways of greeting each other, depending on context and culture. Animals, too, have a huge variety of greetings, some eerily similar to ours and some specific to their species. Here are the different ways in which animals say “hello” to each other.

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Into the Wild: Long-time Lovers from the World of Wildlife

We’re all about animal behaviour this week on Into the Wild. Today we take a peek into the lives of some of the most romantic and dedicated lovers in the animal world. We also check out some of the most deadly lovers on the prowl this February 14th.

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Into the Wild’s Animal Master Class in Dating

This Valentines Day, Into the Wild will be taking a little look at the true romantics from the world of wildlife. Today, however, is all about the lovers and sees us taking a few courtship tips from the Casanovas of the animal world. Follow these simple do’s and don’ts and you should be fine

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