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Every cuckoo is an adopted child -- raised by foster parents, into whose nest the cuckoo mother smuggled her egg. The cuckoo mother is aided in this subterfuge by her resemblance to a bird of prey. There are two variants of female cuckoos: a gray morph that looks like a sparrowhawk, and a rufous morph. Male cuckoos are always gray.# Content-Attribution # Source: Date: 2024-04-24T20:02:36+0000
Researchers who captured footage of dog attacks on endangered mountain tapirs in Colombia are calling for action to protect threatened wildlife.# Content-Attribution # Source: Date: 2024-04-17T17:10:31+0000
Rabbits are popular family pets, with around 1.5 million in the UK and it is important that owners can recognize when their animal is in pain, and know when to seek help to protect their rabbit's welfare. New research has found the majority of rabbit owners could list signs of pain and could mostly identify pain-free rabbits and those in severe pain, but many lacked knowledge of the subtler sign of pain.# Content-Attribution # Source: Date: 2024-03-27T03:54:51+0000
It's no surprise that your dog can learn to sit when you say 'sit' and come when called. But a new study has made the unexpected discovery that dogs generally also know that certain words 'stand for' certain objects. When dogs hear those words, brain activity recordings suggest they activate a matching mental representation in their minds.# Content-Attribution # Source: Date: 2024-03-22T18:54:38+0000
Scientists have confirmed that a potentially fatal dog parasite is present in a portion of the Colorado River that runs through California.# Content-Attribution # Source: Date: 2024-03-14T16:21:43+0000
Spending quality time with dogs reduces stress and increases the power of brain waves associated with relaxation and concentration, according to a new study.# Content-Attribution # Source: Date: 2024-03-13T22:50:25+0000