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Dog Scams McDonald's Customers Out Of Burgers By Pretending To Be A Stray
An Oklahoma City woman says she caught her "gold diggin" dog Princess in the act at a drive-thru.
Giovannis Fish Market
Fish Market Buys Freedom For Fred The 70-Pound Octopus
The market owner won't sell octopus products after playing hide-and-seek with a friendly cephalopod.
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Did A Viral Study 'Prove' Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats? Not Quite.
"We cannot (and do not) make any claims about how intelligent they are."
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Ravens Are Ridiculously Smart, Seem To Be Able To Plan For The Future
Respect the raven.
When Animals Teach, It's Special
President of the Safina Center
Like toolmaking, teaching was once thought to be an exclusive capacity of the human mind. It's not, but teaching is rare, and teachers are an elite group.
Patti Truesdell/Detroit Zoological Society
Bear Known For Lounging Shows She *Nose* Computers
Who knew bears were so brainy?
These Birds May Rival Chimps In Their Intelligence
When it comes to the brain, bigger isn't always better.
Up Close With a Very Smart Orangutan at the Indianapolis Zoo
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson
The Grannies on Safari
The exhibit houses eight orangutans of assorted sizes, ages and temperaments who scamper up, down and around an environment
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Apes May Be Much Closer To Human Speech Than We Realized
Scientists studying Koko the gorilla witnessed a range of remarkable vocal behaviors.
Horses Use Complex Facial Expressions Nearly Identical To Humans
This is one happy horse.
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Pigs Are Highly Social And Really Smart. So, Um, About Eating Them...
What we are trying to do is to get a better understanding of who pigs are. Not necessarily where they stack up against others
Watch These Timid Chimps Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Road
"We've described chimpanzee behavior facing a dangerous situation never described before," Marie Cibot, a doctoral student
Sorry, But Your Dog Can't Remember That Fun Game Of Fetch
In contrast, previous research showed that humans who performed the memory task could remember that little red dot when tested
How Smart Are Elephants?
The best answer to any question
Since Aristotle and long before, people who have been privileged to spend time observing and interacting with elephants have expressed similar sentiments.
Little Kids Learn The Same Way Pigeons Do
"We taught pigeons to associate specific visual stimuli (what we called pexigrams) with photos from a particular category
Are We Really the Smartest Creatures on Earth?
Journalist and author
More than 40 years ago, my then-wife Nigey Lennon and I were on our way home to Echo Park when, suddenly, she said to stop. I thought it was because she'd spotted a garage sale. Instead it was a woman who had set up a bunch of cages with cockatiels for sale.
The 'Human' Quality We Share With Baboons
The researchers studied groups of baboons living at the CNRS Primatology Center in Rousset, France. The baboons had access
These Adorable Tortoises Use Touch-Screens To Win Strawberries
By LiveScience, LiveScience
Their speedy learning is in line with the fact that tortoise hatchlings don't receive parental care, so they have to learn
This Little Aquarium Fish Has A Surprisingly Long Memory, New Research Shows
By LiveScience, LiveScience
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Dolphins Even Cleverer Than We Thought?
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