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Did you know that chimpanzees not only have family traditions, but sometimes transcend their small family units to form one shared social culture with all group members? Chimpanzees adapt their behaviour to match the group, just..
Stanford biologists say disappearance of species tells only part of the story of human impact on Earth’s animals. In the first such global evaluation, biologists found more than 30 percent of all vertebrates have declining..
The first Dutch breeding pair of Pallid Harriers has been discovered this summer. This is the first known breeding pair in Western Europe, and the first case of Pallid Harriers nesting in an agricultural field. The birds were..
Scientists conducting the first circum-global assessment of mitochondrial DNA variation in the Southern Hemisphere’s humpback whales have found that whales faithfully returning to calving grounds year after year play a major role..
Male birds often use brightly coloured plumage to be attractive to females. However, such eye-catching trimmings may also attract unwanted attention from predators. Now, a new study led by Monash University has found that showy..
In 2016, the fourth symposium ‘Future of Butterflies in Europe’ was held in Wageningen. Now a selection of papers from that meeting is published in the Journal of Insect Conservation. ..
A large variety of species in the world is not doing so well. They range from corals to trees to bears. Ten of these species are highlighted in this article. ..
Researchers have determined that the fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects amphibians to wormlike creatures with a backbone and two rows of sharp teeth. The discovery fills..
As with humans, most animals prefer to associate with some individuals and not with others. The social structure can influence how a population responds to changes in its environment. Examining social networks is a promising..
Wildebeest carcasses, casualties of the world's largest overland animal migration, pile up annually on the banks of the Mara River in Africa and play a crucial role in the vibrant ecosystem of the Serengeti plains, a new Yale-led..