Jun 8, 2013 — Squirrel monkeys in a "walk-through" enclosure bit more than a dozen visitors over a year-long period, according to a report.
Apr 25, 2013 — When monkeys move to a new place, they want to eat what the locals are eating, a new study finds. It's among the first to see strong social behaviors in eating among wild animals.
Apr 25, 2013 — A performance of Mozart's Requiem has commentator Barbara J. King thinking about the ways humans grieve. Of all species on Earth, we alone mourn across time and space for people we have never met.
Apr 25, 2013 — When Superstorm Sandy flooded lower Manhattan last year, thousands of lab animals drowned and many scientists lost months or even years of work. The specialty animals can be very difficult to replace, but researchers say the loss of animal life is emotionally devastating and difficult to get over.
Apr 11, 2013 — When animals die, their close relatives and friends may be plunged into mourning. Commentator Barbara J. King writes about animal grief in her new book, citing examples seen in animals large and small. She finds solace in the knowledge that humans are not the only animals who feel loss.
Apr 2, 2013 — The research team at the University of California at Santa Cruz's Pinniped Cognition and Sensory Systems Laboratory says Ronan is the first nonhuman mammal to show evidence of beat keeping, something previously seen mostly in parrots and cockatoos.
Mar 28, 2013 — Vegans' refrigerators are empty of meat, dairy and eggs. But what if there are animal products in their medicine cabinets? Commentator Barbara J. King considers how far vegans have to go to really make a difference for animals.
Mar 18, 2013 — Seven baby Komodo dragons emerged from their shells at a zoo in Indonesia's East Java province.
Feb 25, 2013 — From Japan comes news of a giant isopod that knows all there is to know about the hunger game. How else to explain the fasting behavior of the animal that, his minders say, hasn't eaten in more than 1,500 days? The male giant isopod, known simply as No. 1, last ate on Jan. 2, 2009 — or, to put it in perspective, 18 days before President Obama began his first term.
Feb 7, 2013 — Are humans natural hunters? Can animal advocates and people who kill animals for sport comprehend anything of each others' perspectives? Commentator Barbara J. King considers hunting in the United States today.