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Pigs form a visual concept of human faces

Contrary to previous studies, pigs appear to have better visual discrimination abilities than had previously been assumed. Cognition researchers from the Messerli Research Institute showed in a new study that pigs not only ...

New study examines whether dogs are feline-friendly – or not

A new study by Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC) at Canisius College, examines whether dogs' responses to cat-related sights, sounds, and smells provide clues ...

Digital games can improve life for apes in captivity

Research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found chimpanzees and orangutans in captivity can improve their quality of life through the use of digital touch-screen technology and interactive games.

Use of head partitions reduce stress in goats during feeding

Limited space allowance at the feeding place often leads to increased agonistic behaviour among goats. But social tension can be reduced by properly designing the feeding areas. Researchers from the Institute of Animal Husbandry ...

Behavioral research could help shelter dogs find homes

All it takes is a little footage of sad-eyed puppies set to a Sarah McLachlan soundtrack to cue the waterworks and get many people pulling out the credit card to donate for shelter dogs. But what actually goes on at the humane ...

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