Category Archives: Animal Behaviour

Hummingbirds See Spectacular Colors Humans Can Only Imagine – Comparatively, We’re Color-Blind

While humans have three color cones in the retina sensitive to red, green and blue light, birds have a fourth color cone that can detect ultraviolet light. A research team led by Princeton’s Mary Caswell Stoddard trained wild hummingbirds, like … Continue reading

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Adam Savage Builds an Octopus Puzzle! (Part 1)

(Note: This is a video series we filmed in 2018, before the current pandemic lockdown.) Adam visits the California Academy of Sciences to meet one of its Giant Pacific octopuses and chat with marine biologists to learn about octopus intelligence. … Continue reading

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The Billion Ant Mega Colony and the Biggest War on Earth

In nearly every corner of the Earth, ants wage war against each other. Their weapons are what nature gave them. Some have strong armour, deadly stingers or sharp mandibles. And then there is this tiny, and not very impressive ant. … Continue reading

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This Dog Takes the Bus by Herself to Walk Around at the Park

What a good girl. Every morning, a very independent pooch named Eclipse leaves her house alone. She’s on a mission: get to the dog park located in the heart of Downtown Seattle. Over the years, Eclipse has become a favorite … Continue reading

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Study reveals exciting speech processing similarities between humans and dogs

Dog brains, just as human brains, process speech hierarchically: intonations at lower, word meanings at higher stages. Human brains process lexical meaning separately from the emotional prosody of speech at higher levels of the processing hierarchy. Dog brains can also … Continue reading

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How Did Giant Pterosaurs Fly?

The largest pterosaurs like Quetzalcoatlus were closer in size to airplanes than birds. No flying animal alive today comes close to their huge size. So did giant pterosaurs actually fly? I went to see the fossil bones of the largest … Continue reading

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Animal Farts

Dani Rabaiotti is the co-author of a book that passes the smell test. It’s titled “Does It Fart? The Definitive Guide to Animal Flatulence.” A zoologist at London’s Zoological Society, Rabaiotti got interested in the stinky subject after her brother … Continue reading

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6 Animals Living Their Best Lives in Cities | Synurbic Species

When humans build a city, most species in the area tend to disappear. But there are some, called synurbic species, that are living their best lives in our concrete jungles.

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How Birds Really See the World

Ever wonder what it looks like from a birds-eye-view? Hank explains they see more than you think!

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Woman Finds A Baby House Finch Bird On Her Porch | The Dodo Little But Fierce

Woman finds a baby bird on her porch and raises him until he is old enough to be on his own. Special thanks to Susan for sharing this story with us! If you’d like to share your awesome animal videos … Continue reading

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