Animal Behaviour

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In animals, like people, emotions and moods form the basis of behaviour
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In animals, like people, emotions and moods form the basis of behaviour

Animals that lose fights are likely to be in a more negative emotional state, more pessimistic about whether they can win and less willing to engage in fights in the future.

Tigers highly stressed during the tourist season in central Indian reserves
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Tigers highly stressed during the tourist season in central Indian reserves

A study showed tigers introduced in Sariska Tiger Reserve failed to reproduce, due to stress caused by humans.

Fossils show collective behaviour in animals might've began 480 million years ago
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Fossils show collective behaviour in animals might've began 480 million years ago

Biologists have studied group behaviour among animals, but we still don't know when or how it originated.

From stealthy chimps, smart orca whales to farmer leafcutter ants, animals do better as community than humans
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From stealthy chimps, smart orca whales to farmer leafcutter ants, animals do better as community than humans

Once animals are grouped, a mechanism comes into play that makes living in a group efficient

The intelligent crow: Like in Aesop's famous fable, bird understands basic cause-effect relations, show studies
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The intelligent crow: Like in Aesop's famous fable, bird understands basic cause-effect relations, show studies

Crows and ants are my “thing”. So smart, so elegant, so sophisticated, so family-minded, so disciplined — everything that humans should be and are not, writes Maneka Gandhi.

Like humans do: Gorillas form complex societies with tiers of old friends, family members
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Like humans do: Gorillas form complex societies with tiers of old friends, family members

In addition to close family, gorillas also formed an 'extended family' tier with an average of 13 individuals in it.

Ants build big structures without coordination or communicating with each other
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Ants build big structures without coordination or communicating with each other

Ants seem to act alone, solving situational problems like moving obstructions when they encounter them.

Tropical fish is now among handful of animal species that show 'self-awareness'
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Tropical fish is now among handful of animal species that show 'self-awareness'

The fish is now the seventh non-human animal to have passed the 'mark test'