To celebrate World Animal Day on Monday 4 October, the Vegan Network created an infographic to share some incredible facts and science related to animals across the globe – from the familiar to the exotic. We hope you find the information interesting and thought-provoking.
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- Tools to tipple: ethanol ingestion by wild chimpanzees using leaf-sponges (Royal Society Open Science)
- Top 10 Facts About Elephants (World Wildlife Foundation)
- The Anatomy of a Whale (BBC Earth)
- Bottlenose dolphins can use learned vocal labels to address each other (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)
- Can an Octopus Get to Know You? (Library of Congress)
- Octopuses keep surprising us – here are eight examples how (Natural History Museum)
- Differences in acoustic features of vocalizations produced by killer whales cross-socialized with bottlenose dolphins (The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America)
- Squirrels show softer side by adopting orphans, study finds (ScienceDaily)
- “Laughing” rats and the evolutionary antecedents of human joy? (National Library of Medicine)
- Pigeons on Par with Primates in Numerical Competence (Science)
- The Cleverness of Crows (Encyclopaedia Britannica)
- Domestic cats (Felis catus) discriminate their names from other words (Nature)
- A Dog’s Sense of Smell (ScienceNetLinks)
- EquiFACS: The Equine Facial Action Coding System (PLoS ONE)
- Social bonds in dairy cattle: the effect of dynamic group systems on welfare and productivity (University of Northampton)
- Thinking chickens: a review of cognition, emotion, and behavior in the domestic chicken (Animal Cognition)
- Thinking Pigs: A Comparative Review of Cognition, Emotion, and Personality in Sus domesticus (Journal of Comparative Psychology)
- UK Animal Kill Clock
- The Vegan Calculator
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