Einstein - The Smallest Horse In The World. Dolphins ‘talk’ like humans + efforts at a translator. Elephant Makes a Stool—First Known Aha Moment for Species. In an apparent flash of insight, a young Asian elephant in a zoo turned a plastic cube into a stool—and a tool—a new study says.
That eureka moment is the first evidence that pachyderms can run problem-solving scenarios in their heads, then mentally map out an effective solution, and finally, put the plan into action, researchers say. Video: Kandula the Elephant's Aha Moment Correction to video title: Action shown is not first instance of Kandula exhibiting this behavior. During the study seven-year-old Kandula was eager to reach a cluster of fruit attached to a branch that was suspended from a wire, just out of reach. After some apparent thought, the young male rolled a large plastic cube under the branch and stepped up to snatch the treat with his trunk—a feat he repeated several times over multiple days with the cube and with a tractor tire. Dolphin hunts with electric sense. Psychedelic frog comes back from the deads.
FOR NEARLY 90 YEARS the only testament to the existence of the Bornean rainbow toad - pictured above - were a few sketches of the weird spindly legged creature penned in 1924 by the European explorers who discovered it.
Since then the animal had never been seen again, leading many to believe it had become extinct, and the IUCN placed it on their list of the 'World's Top 10 Most Wanted Lost Frogs'. But after an 87-year wait, the psychedelic amphibian (Ansonia latidisca) has been spotted once more - and this time photographed in exquisite detail. According to Conservation International, which released the images this week, three of the toads were discovered last year in the dense forest of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Dr. Indraneil Das of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, led an expedition in mid-2010 to explore the 1,300m-high ridges of the Gunung Penrissen range of Western Sarawak, which forms a natural border with the Indonesian part of Borneo.
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Watch our tutorial video: If you need additional assistance, please visit our Help Center. Webshots has been a trusted brand since 1996. Its software has been downloaded over 100 million times. BBC Nature - Lizard has problem-solving skills. 13 July 2011Last updated at 08:33 By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature. Gorilla is given a video camera, awesomeness ensues. This is the first ever photo of a fish using tools. Because people are uncomfortable about eating intelligent beings. even though they are so delicious. also i guess they are afraid that they actually might be less intelligent than another animal I am not if it smart enough to use a tool than how come it couldn't get away from being on my plate then?
July Fourth tragedy: Dolphins 'carried Luis Arturo Polanco Morales' body to shore' By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 09:02 GMT, 6 July 2011 July Fourth weekend ended in tragedy for one family when a man drowned after being caught in an undertow.
The body of 47-year-old Luis Arturo Polanco Morales, of Denham Springs, was found by authorities about ten to 15 feet from the shore line. At first they believed the tide had washed Mr Morales up but witnesses to the sad event at Grand Isle, Louisiana, reported the body had been carried to shore by dolphins. Scroll down for video Did they help? Tragic: Mr Morales, a young girl and another man had been fishing on rocks in Grand Isle when the girl fell in, left, while right, dolphins are often spotted off the shoreline at the beach Washed up: Grand Isle Fire Chief, Aubrey Chaisson, gestures to where Mr Morales' body was found drifting about ten to 15 feet out to sea. BBC Nature - Chimp recognises synthetic speech.
7 July 2011Last updated at 00:37 By Matt Walker Editor, BBC Nature Panzee, a chimp with a talent for words A talented chimpanzee called Panzee can recognise distorted and incomplete words spoken by a computer, scientists have discovered.
That suggests that apes may be more capable of perceiving spoken sounds than previously thought, and that the common ancestor of humans and chimps may also have had this ability. It also refutes the idea that humans have brains uniquely adapted to process speech, say the scientists who have published their findings in the journal Current Biology. Black macaque takes self-portrait: Monkey borrows photographer's camera. By Daily Mail Reporter Created: 10:08 GMT, 4 July 2011 To capture the perfect wildlife image, you usually have to be in exactly the right place at precisely the right time.
But in this instance, David Slater wasn’t there at all and he still got a result. Visiting a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, award-winning photographer Mr Slater left his camera unattended for a while. It soon attracted the attention of an inquisitive female from a local group of crested black macaque monkeys, known for their intelligence and dexterity. Fascinated by her reflection in the lens, she then somehow managed to start the camera. How humpback whales catch prey with bubble nets. Marine biologist David Wiley of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and others report in the latest issue of Behaviour how humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine catch prey with advanced water technology.
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are large baleen whales (up to 14 m long) that feed on a small prey in dense concentrations, such as krill or herrings. Humpbacks whales have large flukes relative to their size providing greater thrust for quick maneuvers. While other baleen whales feed by swimming rapidly forward, humpbacks are adapted for fine-scale movement to create bubble nets. Orangutan saves drowning chick. Dolphins use double sonar. Animals. Embryotic Similarities.
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