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<p>Dolphinsmay have the longest social memory in the animal kingdom. Photo: Getty Images</p>

Remember: A Dolphin Never Forgets

(DOLPHINS/ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) A new study suggests bottlenose dolphins have an extensive social memory that could be the longest in the animal kingdom. The dolphins in the study were able to remember past tank mates from over 20 years ago based on their unique whistles, similar to how humans remember names. The study could raise further […]

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<p>The Someone Project hopes to get people thinking the same way about cows and pigs, as they do about cats and dogs. Photo Credit: Amy Sancetta</p>

The Someone Project Warns, ‘Think Before You Eat’

(ACTIVISM) Dolphins, dogs, and cats are widely regarded as highly intelligent animals, and garner an abundance of compassion from humans all over the world. However, because other animals don’t have the same luxuries as some of these favored species, the animal-protection and vegan-advocacy organization, Farm Sanctuary, is promoting the intelligence of farm animals, and other […]

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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 […]

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<p>Poachers are poisoning watering holes with cyanide; killing 41 African elephants and threatening their extinction. Photo Credit: Associated Press</p>

Chimps Put Human Memory To Shame

(ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) Evidence is starting to prove that we have seriously underestimated our animal friends’ intelligence as we often test them in ways that work for humans but not with other species. Scientists are finally seeing eye to eye with animals’ intellectual aptitude in both scope and scale while taking into consideration an animal’s anatomy […]

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Animals That Are Smarter Than People

(ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) Some animals have certain sets of skills and smarts that are mind-boggling. Mapping out where your family members are by smell? A photographic memory and the ability to recall number sequences? Traversing the world and home again with no guidance but the tip of your beak? These are just some examples of how […]

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<p>Dolphins in Lauguna, Brazil helping fisherman catch fish. Photo Credit: Discovery News</p>

Dolphins Team Up With Fisherman

(DOLPHINS) BRAZIL — Bottlenose dolphins in southern Brazil have taught themselves to work as a team with artisanal fisherman. The dolphins have been herding schools of fish into the fisherman’s nets, and eating the ones that escape. The fact that the dolphins are doing this without any formal training or previous human contact shows extreme […]

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<p>Southern Right Whales, underwater off the Auckland Islands, New Zealand. Photo credit: Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic Stock</p>

Do Whales Deserve Rights?

(WHALE RIGHTS) CANADA — Following in PETA’s footsteps, scientists are speaking out on behalf of marine mammal rights. Dolphins and whales possess an intelligence and cultural sophistication far more complex than most people know, including having accents and “talking” in their sleep. Studies on large marine mammals in captivity show obvious emotional and physical suffering, which is […]

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<p>New research states that dolphins speak as much as humans do, and dont whistle as was previously thought. Photo Credit: Getty Images</p>

Dolphins: Smarter Than Your 3-Year-Old?

(ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) Dolphins are brilliant — the second smartest beings on the planet. Scientists have just declared that dolphins are so intelligent that they should be treated as “non-human persons.”  As such, to exploit them in amusement parks or slaughter them (remember Taiji?) is as morally atrocious as slavery and torture. Read on to learn […]

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