Bacteria may allow animals to send quick, voluminous messages
Twitter clips human thoughts to a mere 140 characters. Animals' scent posts may be equally as short, relatively speaking, yet they convey an encyclopedia of information about the animals that left them.
Captive hyenas outfox wild relatives
(Phys.org)—When it comes to solving puzzles, animals in captivity are, well, different animals than their wild brethren.
Hyenas that think outside the box solve problems faster
Innovative problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans, and now Michigan State University researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.
Baboon-like social structure creates efficiencies for spotted hyena
As large, carnivorous mammals, spotted hyenas are well known for their competitive nature; however, recent work suggests that their clan structure has similarities to some primate social systems such as those of the baboon ...
Hyenas' ability to count helps them decide to fight or flee
Being able to count helps spotted hyenas decide to fight or flee, according to research at Michigan State University.
Larger female hyenas produce more offspring
When it comes to producing more offspring, larger female hyenas outdo their smaller counterparts.
Why are there no hyenas in Europe?
A team from the National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC) has analysed the impact of climate change on spotted hyena survival in Europe over 10,000 years ago. These changes played an important role, but the ...
Hyenas cooperate, problem-solve better than primates
(PhysOrg.com) -- Spotted hyenas may not be smarter than chimpanzees, but a new study shows that they outperform the primates on cooperative problem-solving tests.