A new study adds Atlantic spotted dolphins to the list of animals that show nurturant behavior toward dead offspring. Are they grieving for their dead? Read the whole post on Zoologic: Do Dolphins Grieve?
In a new study, researchers analyzed years of recordings of ‘victory squeals’ – sounds made by dolphins and belugas after they received a fish reward, heard a whistle indicating a reward was forthcoming, or performed a task correctly. The sounds appear to be. . . Read More
Researchers investigated how dairy calves are affected by the emotional pain of separation from their mother and the physical pain of dehorning. The researchers found both types of pain can result in a negative cognitive bias similar to pessimism. Read the whole story on my. . . Read More
Don’t be fooled by those impressive teeth. These two gelada monkeys (Theropithecus gelada) are making play faces at each other — the simian equivalent of sharing a laugh. It’s an example of rapid facial mimicry (RFM), a quick and involuntary mirroring of another. . . Read More