Biologists have found in the genome of the South American fire ant special "supergene" of 600 individual sections of DNA that controls the social behavior of these insects and how many queens - one or many - can live together in the same colony, according to a paper published in the journal Nature."It was very unexpected discovery - we had encountered similar" Superga "defining figure on the wings of a butterfly, or a predisposition to cancer in humans, but not control social behavior, as in our case. Discovery could help develop new methods of dealing with these ants pests. Read more [...]
Bulldog named Winston and he loves jazz. It is worth noting that the dog did not quite hear it — dull, but apparently she felt the vibration of music and it is a great pleasure. And, here is the second dog normally hear, but the music does not respond.
Researchers believe that chimpanzees are peculiar beginnings honesty: at least, sharing a meal, the monkeys tend to distribute it evenly.To see if people are honest with their own kind, scientists use special psychological and economic test, the name of which translates as "game" Ultimatum "» (Ultimatum Game). The point of this game is that one person should be divided between them and some other player win. It can divide as you like, and the second player can either accept the division or reject. And if he believes that the division of dishonest, both lose everything. On average, Read more [...]
In the zoo, the American city of Locust Grove in the state of Georgia, Leo the lion, the Bengal tiger Shere Khan and Baloo the bear live together. Recently, all three moved into a new enclosure with a small wooden house and an artificial lake, where they can be seen by visitors.-
Eight years ago, they were confiscated by local drug lords and brought to us - the director of the zoo Diane Smith. - They were two months, they behaved as if brothers and settled together. Kept indoors because they do not have the money for a new cage. Now the visitors can watch them. Nowhere in the world will not Read more [...]
The title of the first singers usually give animals birds and animals, it turns out, can be very, very sophisticated in sound signals. No, it's not about whales and dolphins. Researchers from the University of Zurich (Switzerland) examined the "conversation" striped mongooses and came to the conclusion that they are formed monosyllabic cries of vowels and consonants in the same way as humans.Nature Photographer.) "Height =" 397 "width =" 600 ">Language striped mongoose was harder than we thought. (Photo by Nature Photographer.)It is believed that Read more [...]
Each of us has ever wanted to have a pet, but cramped urban apartment does not allow us to do this. If you do decide to take this step and choose a cat, I advise you to read this article. Cats like a lot, and keep a cat in the apartment much easier than a dog. The reason is clear - the dogs overall pretty animals that occasionally need to walk and lack of courts makes such seemingly easy task in a difficult and tedious process. But before you bring the cat again beware as you prepare to see in your home this pet. For cats characterized by a constant moulting, so six will be just about everywhere, Read more [...]
Staffordshisky Terrier became the star of the Internet and TV, has added hundreds of fans around the world, and now invited to coaching. The most famous dog in Ukraine and, perhaps the whole world wide web. Staffordshire Terrier Rubs captivated millions of fans with their outstanding talent. It seems to him there are no obstacles. T easy peremahivaet over the parapet and whole stairs, safely climb trees and like a circus acrobat, gracefully walking at altitude. Six-foot fence for him - utter nonsense. Even when a person drifts to his knees, and he was almost to his ears, the obstacle Read more [...]
The Reserve Chitwan in Nepal was no ordinary beauty pageant. The main participants in it - elephants. The selection is very strictly: it evaluate and discipline, and experience, and that all the commands of his master, as it is called - mahauta. Though beauty is not in last place. Giants do, if you can call it, manicure. Dress up in colorful lights and paint the paint. An important role is also played by clean animals. In the finals, only three elephants. They were evaluated on several parameters, among which - character and personality. Most obedient and good recognized Chitwan elephant Read more [...]
27-year-old Chinese woman had volunteered to help her husband, trainer, vskarmlivaya feeding his charges.Woman every day to feed the monkeys feeding (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)Zhao was Ksindzhen online star when the web rozoshlis unusual photographs that she is breastfeeding a small monkey.Husband of 27-year-old woman from the Chinese province of Henan running trainer. The family includes a training camp for the monkeys, which subsequently become circus performers and film stars.Even before he met his wife, 34-year-old Huang Ayging loved animals and wanted to link their future profession to care Read more [...]
Alaska missing in a snowstorm blind dog ten days later, back home, reports The Independent.Mixed breed dog named Abby disappeared from home owners near the city of Fairbanks in the U.S. state of Alaska on December 13.Owners already desperate to find Pete home, but the dog she returned home on December 23As it turned out, the dog was only able to track down the scent by the way to the house of a local veterinarian. He, in turn, posted a photo Abby on his page on the social network Facebook, for which it was recognized by one of the neighbors host animal.The hostess called return the dog Read more [...]
At the zoo in Buenos Aires for Christmas died only polar bear named Winner, reports The Buenos Aires Herald.As representatives of the zoo, the cause of death of the animal was the unusually high temperatures and "nervous temperament" bear, not suffered a deafening sounds of fireworks, which the inhabitants of the capital of Argentina launched on the eve of14-year-old male polar bear was taken to Buenos Aires from Santiago (Chile), he was a tourist attraction and a symbol of Argentine zoo.The cause of death of the bear after opening medical experts called hyperthermia (overheating). Read more [...]
Eyewitness: "The end of December. I get up at 6 in the morning, dark and hear the birds sing, not just sing, and produce such a trill, which only hear sometime in May or June. It's crazy, December outside, dark, cold, and they raspelis. Staged a bird show. I've never heard that they were singing in the winter so ... Winter and spring, too confused? " The news sent GeliaCategory: Animals Read more [...]
Pride of lions in Tanzania for three years taking care of a young fellow, who is slowly dying because of metal rods, a child holds down his neck.A touching story took place in the family of lions living in Mikumi National Park in Tanzania. Wild animals behave towards in distress kinsman better than sometimes behave some people. Pride three years nursed his brother, clad in metal "collar".Wounded lion tourists first noticed back in 2009: the animal's neck squeezed noose of iron rods, in which the young lion cub got more, fall into the trap of poachers.- Hunters set traps for Read more [...]
For Daniel measure (Daniel Meurois) This is not a postulate, not a hypothesis, and the most that neither is the reality: the animals have a soul. Going to the astral "expedition", he explores the inner world of animals and their entire world community - "animal people."Ethologists and zoologists has recently been growing interest in the emotional lives of animals and their minds. Such men are scarce, but they work actively and purposefully, so that we can talk about the emergence of a kind of movement in science. What do you think about this move? Not too late right?Daniel Read more [...]
A new study has found a strange pattern: dogs tend to steal food when they are sure that the owners do not see it. This means that they are able to understand the workings of the human eye.
For many years, dog lovers were assured that their pets are smart and understand them at a glance and poluvzglyada. However, this is not confirmed by science. Now, the experts found that when the owner says the dog does not take food, the dog will do it only in a dark room.
This proves that dogs take into account the fact that people do not see in the dark, reports Raut.
Scientists from the University of Read more [...]
The cat belongs to the genus of mammals squad predators, cats. Cat - the perfect predator. If we consider the cat as a mechanism, we can see that this "mechanism" is made for murder. Each part of the cat's "arsenal" ingeniously fitted to the other, and all of it is aimed at one thing - catch and kill, and then, of course, eat. Cat - the personification of harmony, grace, intelligence, cunning. It is associated with the concept of human unsolved mystery. This mystery man was associated not only with the good, but with a terrible, ineradicable evil. This led to tragic Read more [...]
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