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A population of North Island robins in a New Zealand sanctuary provides a unique system for investigating the memory skills of birds in the wild.
Wild birds remember a novel task for nearly two years
24 February 2020
Just like humans, cats have different personalities. Researchers have now found that this also means that they respond differently to stress in unfamiliar environments.
Cats’ personalities reflected in their coping styles
17 February 2020
Researchers find that growth-stunted farmed salmon show chronic serotonergic activity and do not respond to acute stress — a state that could be interpreted as depression.
Farmed salmon may be depressed, says study
3 February 2020
As part of their work on research animals, RSPCA recently funded a study which shows that current EU requirements don’t allow these animals to express their natural behaviours.
RSPCA: EU requirements don’t respect the welfare of research animals
31 January 2020
Research from Oxford University calls us to reconsider how behaviours may spread through societies of wild animals, and how this might provide new insights into human social networks
Social influencers: what can we learn from animals?
3 December 2019
The concept of fish welfare is fairly recent and was overlooked for many years, based on a popular misconception that fish were “stupid” creatures devoid of any kind of sentience or mental capability.
Welfare of fish—no longer the elephant in the room
27 July 2019
Research showing goats can communicate emotion by bleating should help us build empathy with our fellow animals
Goats get emotional? Humans shouldn't be surprised – all mammals are amazing
11 July 2019
As the third most popular companion animals in the Netherlands, pet rabbits are the primary focus of a new study conducted by the University of Utrecht with the support of Dierenbescherming.
DIERENBESCHERMING: Pet rabbit sector needs more transparency
10 December 2018