In two new studies, scientists from the University of Turku, Finland, have investigated how to measure stress in semi-captive working elephants. The studies suggest that both physiological and behavioral approaches can be used to reliably assess the well-being of semi-captive Asian elephants.
A new paper researching a framework for understanding how light and noise pollution affects wildlife.
A new study led by Kathleen Alexander explores the ways that landscapes can influence animal behavior, fostering dynamics that either encourage or limit the spread of infectious diseases.
Western Canada hosts a significant portion of North America's grizzly bears, and declining bear numbers have led to various conservation efforts. However, conservation policies frequently cause controversy. A new study examining the perspectives of local officials and residents in Alberta, Canada, suggests that locals feel excluded from decision-making processes underlying conservation policy, and have practical concerns with its implementation. Involving local people in designing conservation projects could help avoid such frustrations.
People say they are more willing to approach cute-looking monkeys in the wild, but in reality end up getting closer to dominant monkeys they believe could pose more risk, according to new research.
Cats who suffered burns and smoke inhalation in recent California wildfires also had a high incidence of heart problems, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
A University of Kent study has found that cultivated foods offer chimpanzees in West Africa more energetic benefits than wild foods available in the region. The findings have made a significant development for our further understanding into human-primate coexistence and can help to inform conservation efforts for future improvement, particularly in locations where agricultural expansion is encroaching on tropical forests.
Even though they don't have conventional noses, insects have adapted to smell odors in nearly every imaginable niche. Mosquitoes find us by our odor molecules binding to odor receptors on their antennae, bees are drawn to flowers the same way, whereas ticks detect an approaching host using receptors on their forelegs.
A new study in the American Journal of Primatology highlights the critical need for conservation efforts to protect lemurs on Madagascar. This unique ecosystem is home to more than 110 species of lemurs, but approximately 95 percent are threatened with extinction, making them the most vulnerable mammal group on Earth.
Electrospun synthetic cell scaffolds are not only more consistent than animal cells for cancer research, they hold the potential to replace animal testing.