Thanks to the efforts of these highly skilled dogs, rhinos at the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve are safer from poachers than ever before.
You may not be able to teach a fish how to climb a tree, but can you teach it to drive? Read about this remarkable study to find out.
Learn how chimpanzees use insects to treat wounds and care for others.
Next time you throw something at a sibling or friend in annoyance, think about how this is an example of advanced social dynamics. Read about how octopuses are capable of this act as well.
Even though they aren’t in a math class, rhesus macaques can be trained to connect numerical values with symbols and give the correct answers to math problems. Dig deeper into the study about how monkeys learn.
Studies have shown exactly how ants dig their sturdy tunnels. Ants may have tiny brains, but their tunnels are a feat of engineering.
Happy the elephant is in the middle of a monumental court case with far-reaching consequences.
With the right incentive, pigs can be taught to play simple video games. Will this experiment pave the way for swine-filled gaming lobbies in your next online multiplayer experience?
Don’t underestimate squirrels and ducks when it comes to intelligence. Click here to read more.
According to new research, chimps have all the brainpower needed to cook — except for the ability to control fire. Read about it here.
Although dogs often get more credit for their smarts, cats also display some intelligent characteristics. Read about the 11 smartest cat breeds.
New research has discovered that dolphins share personality traits with humans despite evolving in a drastically different environment. Read about the interesting ways in which dolphins are similar to us.
Researchers have discovered that dogs display body awareness. Read on to learn more about how this brings dogs one step closer to self-awareness.
Though Venus flytraps do not have a brain, these carnivorous plants can count to five, differentiate between raindrops and prey, and store short-term memories.
Measuring intelligence in animals is tricky business when every animal processes information differently. Read the article and click through the slideshow to learn how different species show their smarts.
Learn about what guide dogs do, both on the job and “after hours”; where they come from; and how they are raised and trained.
Corvids, birds in the crow family, give new meaning to the phrase “bird-brained.” Read on to learn what these intelligent birds have in common with humans.
Did you know dogs are being trained to smell cancer? Turns out their noses can detect more complex things than you might think!
Did you know you can tap into the webcams at The Smithsonian National Zoo? See how animals—large and small—typically spend their days.
House cats, rats, and pigs—oh my! These creatures are way smarter than you think.