elephant
A Plague on Pachyderms
A Plague on Pachyderms
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2015
At least seven species of herpesvirus commonly infect elephants. At zoos, keepers scramble to save calves, who are particularly vulnerable to the viruses.
Discerning Elephants
Discerning Elephants
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 12, 2014
Elephants are able to tell human voices apart based on cues for age, sex, and ethnic group.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Feb 27, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
On Point
On Point
Abby Olena | Oct 11, 2013
Researchers demonstrate that elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food.
Good Vibrations
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 1, 2012
Researchers are learning how species from across the animal kingdom use seismic signals to mate, hunt, solve territorial disputes, and much more.
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Jul 25, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research