animal behavior

Helping Your Fellow Rat

December 9, 2011

If you called someone a rat, they probably wouldn’t take it as a compliment. But in a clever new study published today in Science, a team of University of Chicago neurobiologists show that rodents could serve as role models for how humans [Read more]

What Happens to Gorillas on the Pill

June 27, 2011

In zoos, keepers strive to preserve as much of the natural experience as possible for their animals. But not everything can be left up to nature behind zoo walls. While encouraging reproduction can be a zoo mission for captive endangered species, [Read more]