One reason I’ve decided to begin posting again at Animal Intelligence is that I’ve discovered a reliable source for new videos about animal behavior. Video-aggregator Wimp.com (one of my favorite sites) regularly features clips of animals doing amazing things. And doing normal things, just like this: Yes, it’s just a sloth eating carrots. There’s nothing […]
Here’s a short, slow-motion clip of an owl in flight: Not so much about animal intelligence as it is about the beauty and grace of the animal kingdom.
I first took note of this phenomena a few years ago. Around fall, it’s like all of the sudden the squirrels somehow get a lot dumber and practically throw themselves under cars. This year it seemed to have started even earlier. My suspicion was that after a few good summer months of gorging themselves on […]
I’ve always been fascinated by the similarities — and differences — between big animals and their domesticated counterparts. Take cats, for example. Do lions and tigers purr? (Answer: Sort of. Your neighborhood tabby purrs while inhaling and exhaling; big cats purr only when they breathe out.) And while I’ve been reading Animals in Translation, I’ve […]
Perhaps it’s because I grew up watching and re-watching ET — who resembled an overgrown deshelled turtle — that I feel such an affinity for these little dudes. For cold-blooded reptiles, turtles and tortoises are adorable. To see one helping up a buddy, as in the following video, well that just amps up the cute […]