African grey Griffin in Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s cognitive behavior research lab In previous blogs I’ve talked about the importance of using “inference by exclusion” (inferring where something can be found after being given information about where it is absent) for examining nonhuman cognition. Many species succeed at the task at some level, but only a
Whilst in Lincs yesterday a couple of the local patch workers found a Fudge Duck on Holyfield Lake in Lea Valley country park but we couldn’t get back in time so had planned to look for it this morning. I set off on a solo run and despite thick fog managed to get on the
(Picture Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) Every dog sniffs when they’re out and about. Whether your pooch is trying to sniff out their territorial scent during potty walks or just exploring a new area, your dog is likely to keep their nose active and alert for the whole walk. An estimated 33 percent of your dog’s walk
Call it a case of mistaken identity. And an adorable one, at that. Sanna Drogset Børstad On Tuesday, Norwegian journalist Sanna Drogset Børstad was handed a story assignment by her editors at the newspaper iTromso — one which, at first, seemed pretty mundane. An email had come in from a local man, named Jostein Hansen, who was
After 23 straight seasons featuring human heartthrobs, “The Bachelor” is long overdue for some furrier contestants. So when a sweet pit bull named Dude arrived at Front Street Animal Shelter in California looking for a family, his rescuers knew just how to get him the extra attention he needed to find him some love: They
A veterinary clinic in Moses Lake, Washington received a call from a mother asking for an appointment for her daughter’s best friend – a plush toy cat named Donnie. Pioneer Veterinary Clinic Earlier this month, Pioneer Veterinary Clinic got a special request from Susie Efigenio. Her 6-year-old daughter, Jazmine, was extremely concerned about her beloved
Spent the weekend up in the Hula Valley with my wife, my brother and his wife. No kids. Good food, wine, spectacular scenery and a little bit of birding in between. In the Agamon, Barny is still present – patiently waited for my brother. A crane or two… Always a treat to be on a
(Picture Credit: gollykim/Getty Images) Dogs’ noses are probably one of the biggest wonders in the animal kingdom. Canines may not be the only animals with heightened sense of smell; however, their cute snoots can come in very handy for us humans. They can detect narcotics, blood sugar level drops, and even allergies on a regular
A man gave a shy kitten a home, and the little bundle of fluff hopped on his shoulder and wouldn’t leave him. Jesse Aragona Jesse Aragona drove to a farm in Saratoga, New York when he learned about a little black kitten who was looking for a home. “A woman had found a cat with
This is Leo. Not only is Leo an adorably fluffy little Chihuahua — he also happens to have a natural sense for good manners. Sam Stine For example, the other night, when Leo’s human mom, Brookelyn Bilski, was chatting with her boyfriend Sam Stine over FaceTime, Leo was happy to lie there quietly next to her.
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Training is usually a great thing for dogs. It keeps them well-behaved, mentally and physically stimulated, and bonded with their owners. However, too much of a good thing isn’t always a good thing. There are several circumstances where over-training your dog can be harmful and even undo all the hard work
A scrawny stray cat surprised shelter staff when she gave birth to a litter of five kittens. Kymmi @lv_fosterkittens Right before the New Year’s Eve, Molly the cat came to a municipal shelter in Las Vegas after she was picked up as a stray. She was very agitated and didn’t allow anyone to touch her.
On the morning of the 27th of January, Eric Ole Reson was on his routine patrol on the Northern border of the Masai Mara when he spotted a group of vultures struggling to fly. Concerned, he hurried towards them, and stumbled across a tragic scene: 20 vultures lay dead around a hyena carcass, all of
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Whilst birding at Jubail 11 January I found a single male Citrine Wagtail. The species is a regular though local winter visitor to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia that was not seen until 1975. The species has become more common in the region recently (last ten years) and are almost always found near water
A little kitten wandered to a fire station on a very cold day late last month. She wanted to come inside for warmth, and the firefighters on duty sprang into action. Steinbach Fire Department Firefighters at Steinbach Fire Department in Steinbach, Manitoba (Canada) were surprised to see a little feline visitor peeking through a glass
Whilst birding the Tabuk area in late January, we saw an immature Steppe Eagle showing the bird was wintering in the area. Steppe Eagle is a common passage migrant and uncommon wintering species in Saudi Arabia. There are two recognised subspecies of steppe eagle, Aquilanipalensis nipalensisand Aquilanipalensis orientalis,the latter being slightly smaller, with paler plumage.
Late last month, on a cold and snowy evening in central Canada, firefighters at the Steinbach Fire Department received a surprise visit from someone who seemed dead-set on getting their attention — and it’s easy to see why. Peering desperately through the station window was a freezing stray kitten. Steinbach Fire Department Fortunately, the very
Odin was rescued in October 2018 from a pair of breeders who had completely neglected to care for him and several other dogs. The poor dog had been chained up and ignored, and it showed. He was in absolutely horrendous condition when he was picked up by rescuers from Southern Pines Animal Shelter and Southern
When Kylina Turner first spotted Caro, she didn’t realize that the small bundle of fur was actually a dog. “I thought he was a stuffed animal,” Turner told The Dodo. “He was completely frozen still, staring at me. I figured I should check just in case, and as I walked up to him his ear
A young cat mom and her newborn kittens found themselves at a shelter, in need of help. Kittens, a few days after they were rescued!Chatons Orphelins Montréal An 8-month-old tabby was brought to a shelter in Montreal, Canada along with her kittens soon after they were born. The shelter environment quickly became too overwhelming to
Just look how all these kittens, cats, puppies, dogs, baby ducks, horse, donkey, raccoon, bunny, rabbit, cow, pigs… behave, play, fail, make funny sounds, react to different things,… Really funny videos that will make you laugh super hard no matter what! There’s no way that you won’t laugh while watching these extremely funny animal videos!
On this safari into Tadoba Tiger Reserve’s core zone, we reached the territory of the Tigress, popularly known as Choti Tara, in anticipation of another display by her cubs. While we patiently waited for the cubs to show up, a Oriental Honey Buzzard flew in and perched on a dead tree not far from us
(Picture Credit: Nico De Pasquale Photography / Getty Images) The internet loves cats, so it’s no wonder that Instagram, one of the biggest social media photo sharing sites in the world, has a huge amount of cat-based accounts. That said, you might have to sift through a lot of pics you don’t want before you get
Two months after heading off to college, student Ellie Haworth recently returned to her family’s home for a visit. That time away has been understandably tough, since it meant she’s been without the company of her beloved dog, Percy. “It was the longest we had spent apart,” Haworth told The Dodo. “I looked forward to
A kitten showed up on a family’s doorstep for food. After roaming the neighborhood all her life, she decided it was time for a change. Ariel Heath Four little kittens appeared outside Ariel Heath’s home a few months ago. They were drinking water from a dog bowl without a cat mother in sight. “They heard
Whilst birding the Jubail area recently I came across four female Pied Kingfisher. This species is now becoming an uncommon winter visitor to the Jubail area with birds seen every winter for the last five years. The weather was very poor with overcast conditions so the photo is not the best but they are always
When the government closed, one team’s research into Canada Jays and climate change was put on hold. Now, they hope another shutdown isn’t around the corner. Photo: Jim Cumming/Alamy When Emily Williams heard the federal shutdown had ended, she picked up her phone and hoped it wasn’t too late to get her team’s research up
If you want to experience anything like unconditional love, you may need to adopt a pet. And if you are already experiencing the bliss of unconditional love then you already are a pet parent. However, for both kinds of people, who are planning on adopting a pet and for those who are the happy pet
“To pet or not to pet?” That’s the dilemma facing the daily commuters at a train station in Israel pretty much every day, according to Dan Kashani, one such commuter, who finally decided he just had to film what regularly happens with a local cat known as Shawarma. Ever since the street cat was taken