Why an elephant never forgets… its mum: They react to her scent even after 30 years apart, according to an intriguing study of animals’ secret social lives — including termite s.ui.c.id.e bombers

Alfred, Lord Tennyson was the first to use that terrifying and unforgettable phrase to evoke the world described by unsentimental Darwinian science: ‘Nature red in tooth and claw.’ But in this smart, funny and thoroughly engaging book, Ashley Ward — a Professor of Animal Behaviour at the University of Sydney (though he started his career […]

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Mysterious death of 12 elephants is investigated in Botswana: Poachers ruled out as the animals still had their tusks

Botswana is investigating the unexplained deaths of a dozen elephants in the country’s northwest. Samples have been taken from each of the dead animals and has been sent to government laboratories for analysis. Poaching has already been ruled out because all the dead animals were found with their tusks, the country’s tourism minister said. Botswana […]

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