Animals that can do math understand more language than we think

It is often thought that humans are different from other animals in some fundamental way that makes us unique, or even more advanced than other species. These claims of human superiority are sometimes used to justify the ways we treat other animals, in the home, the lab or the factory farm. So, what is it [...]

By |2020-05-29T10:39:57+00:00May 29th, 2020|Animal communication, Animals, Language|0 Comments

What can wolf dialects say about human language?

A recent study on the howling patterns of wolves, dogs, coyotes, and other canids shows that different species' howls vary markedly, and could shed light on how the social family of animals communicates. The study, published in the journal Behavioural Processes, aimed to analyze the vocal processes for species across the Canidae taxonomic family, which [...]

By |2016-02-11T11:16:20+00:00February 11th, 2016|Animal communication, Language, Linguistics, Wolf, Wolves|0 Comments

Unlocking the language of killer whales

The transient killer whale is not typically considered one of Australia's native ocean creatures, let alone one of Western Australia's, but 24 nautical miles off Bremer Bay in the Bremer Canyon, a population of between 50 and 100 orcas live mostly undisturbed. The aggregation was discovered in 2005 and has since become the most popular [...]

By |2015-10-01T11:49:16+00:00October 1st, 2015|Animal communication, Animals|0 Comments