Hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention are more common in male dogs and young puppies, researchers say. The findings correspond to age and gender associated with ADHD in humans.
Studying 50 species of primates, researchers found 80% of the species studied performed corpse carrying behaviors as a way to process grief. Following the loss of an infant, some primate mothers carried the body for up to four months following death.
Domestic cats choose not a contrafreeload, a behavior where most animals prefer to work for their food.
While the response to numbers may be an evolutionary trait we share with some animals, our ability to perceive language and digits underpins our advanced mathematical skills.
After 14,000 years of domestication, dogs have an edge in both cognition and people-reading skills over wolves.
Foxes bred to be either tame or aggressive had increased size in similar brain regions, a new study reports. The animals bred for specific behavioral traits had larger brains than those that were conventionally bred. The findings contradict existing theories of animal domestication.
Young male orangutans seek out role models in immigrant adult males and female juveniles, while young female orangutans prefer their mothers or other local female adults as their role models.
Over the years, many people have reported their pets can communicate with them. There are numerous videos online "demonstrating" animal communication. Researchers investigate whether our pets really can understand what we are saying and communicate back with us.