Entries in #animalbehaviour (6)

Monday
Apr102017

Animal Profile - Whale  Sharks

Between 700,000 and 1 million species of animals live in the world’s oceans, with over 9 million thought to be undiscovered. So, who is the whale shark and why is it so important in a world of vast splendour?

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Thursday
Dec082016

5 Most Impressive Courtship Rituals

Some of the lengths animals go to to find a partner put human dating efforts to shame, with millions of species singing, dancing, building and even gardening to win another's affections. Here are 5 of the most impressive courtship rituals:

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Monday
Oct102016

Cetacean Communication: How Whales and Dolphins Use Sound to Interact

Cetaceans are extremely dependent on their highly-developed auditory system which lets them hear, produce sound and echolocation (also called bio-sonar), all of which allows them to sense, interpret and respond to their environment.

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Monday
Jan192015

Invasive species wreaking havoc on their new habitats

We have all seen some animals outside of their natural, original habitat, whether knowingly – the lions in our British zoos are hardly native to this land, despite being the national animal – or unknowingly – you may not know this, but rats are not actually native to Europe!

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Monday
Jan052015

Born to lead? Monkey brains give you the answer

Why do some people turn into leaders while others prefer to take orders? While human-beings have asked themselves this question for decades, monkeys could turn out to be the ones holding the key. A recent study from Oxford University now reveals that monkeys have specialised brains reflecting their position in the social hierarchy.

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Monday
Dec082014

Been there, done that: animals do it better 

The best natural asset us humans have is arguably our intellect, and it has allowed us to create many tools and objects that have helped our lives significantly. Biomimetics is the study of natural systems and elements with the intention of imitating them to solve our problems. Here are some examples of where nature ‘one-upped’ us, and where we need to pay attention! 

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