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When dogs are feel threatened or on edge lick your lips or yawn.

Can’t Speak Dog? This YouTuber Can Help

(DOG TRAINING/ VIDEO) We all like to think we’re masters of communication when it comes to our dogs, but there’s certain behavioral cues most of us are probably missing. Don’t fret, aspiring Dr. Dolittles! Thanks to YouTube video blogger, kikopup, you can pick up a few tricks and communicate with your pets in their own language. Dog behavior can be a delicate issue, especially when your pet is surrounded by animals or people they never come in contact with. Mastering simple techniques like licking your lips or yawning, can assure your dog they’re in a safe situation. Watch kikopup’s video below and learn to improve communication with your canine friends. — Global Animal

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Fun Animal Sounds Around The World (GALLERY)

(PETS/GALLERY) Ylvis’ smash hit “What Does The Fox Say?” has the world wondering, what does a fox actually sound like? Foxes are extremely vocal animals, whose sounds vary from barks to howl type noises. However, animals—much like humans—sound different throughout various countries around the world. For instance, a cat’s meow or a dog’s bark sounds different in France than it does in the U.S. Check out this gallery of images by artist James Chapman to learn a variety of different animal sounds in msny languages throughout the world. — Global Animal

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13-Year-Old Invents Device For Dog Anxiety

(PETS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) The separation anxiety and stress your dog undergoes when taking a long trip may be a thing of the past. Brooke Martin, a 13-year-old on the verge of entering high school, is the creator of an invention she calls the iCUpooch. Martin’s device will allow you to interact with your dog over video chat, and even comes with the ability to dispense treats to your canine pal. Continue reading below to find out how Martin initiated her idea, and what steps she’s taking to make her product an in-demand commodity. — Global Animal

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Big Bad Wolf Really Is A Fairytale

(WOLVES/WILDLIFE) Next time you’re stuck in a graveyard with a full moon in the sky, and you hear a wolf howl in the distance, don’t be afraid. A recent study suggests startling wolf howls are just cries of loneliness. Once thought to be a simple stress cry, research shows wolf howls actually change depending on the partner they’re trying to reach. Continue reading below to learn how researchers came across this interesting conclusion, and how wolves change their vocal pattern to find their friends. — Global Animal 

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Look Who’s Talking

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) It looks like Doctor Dolittle might not have been so special after all—as it turns out, animals really can talk! According to a new study, bottlenose dolphins can actually identify the vocal patterns of other dolphins familiar to them. What’s more, scientists have observed variations in these patterns that imply bottlenose dolphins may in fact be sharing additional information with one another. However, this news really comes as no surprise seeing as though dolphins are the second smartest animal in the world—second only to humans. Regardless, this level of communication between species is uncommon and could mean big news for the future understanding of animal communication. Continue reading to find out what scientists believe this could mean for the animal world. — Global Animal

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An Elephant With An Ear For Language (VIDEO)

(ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) KOREA — Koshik, the elephant, has surprised elephant researchers with his acquired ability to speak human words. Not having the same anatomical structure as humans, Koshik has cleverly found a way by means of lowering his trunk into his mouth and moving his lower jaw to formulate human-like sounds. It’s unbelievable how similar Koshik’s sounds are to human sounds. Check out the video to be astounded by this intelligent animal. — Global Animal

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Fish Agree: Majority Rules

(ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) All social animals—whether they are packing rats, schooling fish, flocking birds, colonizing bees, herding elephants, or even crowding humans—adhere to the democratic principle of majority rule. Ian Couzin, an evolutionary biologist at Princeton University, states, “One common property we see in animal groups from schooling fish to flocking birds to primate groups is that they effectively vote to decide where to go and what to do.” Because we are social animals, it is in our nature to follow the majority. Read on to learn more about Couzin’s intriguing study. — Global Animal

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