Tag Archives: Animal behaviour

Early trauma affects an elephant’s ability to assess threat from lions – new research

Graeme Shannon, Bangor University It’s not only humans who suffer from the long-term effects of childhood trauma. In our latest research we discovered that there appears to be a very real and lasting impact on elephants who experienced trauma and profound social disruption many decades earlier. Families of African elephants who had witnessed their parents being culled appeared less able …

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How coyotes and humans can learn to coexist in cities

Coyotes and other wildlife are making backyards and urban communities part of their homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Silvio Santos Lauren E. Van Patter, Queen’s University, Ontario It’s a common story in many North American cities: a coyote is seen on an urban trail, sports field or schoolyard. Members of the public panic, insisting that the proximity or frequency of these sightings …

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