Bonding with a friend of a friend is something most humans gravitate toward naturally, or at least Facebook likes to think so every time it suggests friends for you to "friend."
Scientists have demonstrated that in spotted hyenas, lactation increases the chance of parasite infection. The results have been published in the scientific journal Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology.
High social status has its privileges—when it comes to aging—even in wild animals.
An international team of researchers led by scientists at the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) genetically describe the first kobuviruses to be reported from Africa. The results show that the viruses ...
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.
(Phys.org)—When it comes to solving puzzles, animals in captivity are, well, different animals than their wild brethren.
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.
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 ...
Being able to count helps spotted hyenas decide to fight or flee, according to research at Michigan State University.