Animals are picky eaters too – we're trying to discover if parents teach them what's safe to eat

New research shows how tamarin monkeys transfer new types of food to their young.

Camille Troisi, Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioural Ecology, University College Cork • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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How captive animals are coping with the sudden emptiness of the world's zoos and aquariums

One aquarium in Japan has asked the public to make video calls to captive garden eels so they don't forget about human visitors.

Jessica Rendle, Honorary Postdoctoral Associate in Conservation Medicine, Murdoch University • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Watching TV helps birds make better food choices

By watching videos of each other eating, blue tits and great tits can learn to avoid foods that taste disgusting and are potentially toxic, a new study has found.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 20, 2020 ~5 min


Mighty mites give scrawny beetles the edge over bigger rivals

Smaller beetles who consistently lose fights over resources can gain a competitive advantage over their larger rivals by teaming up with another species. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 6, 2019 ~6 min

 animal  insect  animal-behaviour

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