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Video: The Top 25 Most Intelligent Nonhuman Animals

Video: The Top 25 Most Intelligent Nonhuman Animals

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 9, 2014 17

I’m always a little wary of smart animal lists for two reasons. The first is that I know without a doubt that my greyhound, Chic, is the smartest dog in the world, yet greyhounds

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A Dolphin Caught in Fishing Line Asks for Human Help

A Dolphin Caught in Fishing Line Asks for Human Help

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 25, 2013 40

It’s not often that stressed wild animals trust us humans enough to ask for our help, but that’s exactly what one bottlenose dolphin did earlier this year. On January 11, 2013, several snorkelers and

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Wild Dolphins Identify Themselves by Individual “Names”: Will It Change How We Treat Them?

Wild Dolphins Identify Themselves by Individual “Names”: Will It Change How We Treat Them?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 17, 2013 11

In scientific circles, it’s common practice to give individual wild animals under observation identifying numbers rather than names, such as the well-known, numbered wolves in Yellowstone National Park. But a recently published study provides

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Is Animal Altruism Real?

Is Animal Altruism Real?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 5, 2013 23

Recently, when a group of sperm whales about a thousand miles off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, took in an adult bottlenose dolphin, behavioral ecologists were puzzled. While cross-species interactions are not uncommon among

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U.S. Navy Dolphin Identifies “Hostile Swimmer”

U.S. Navy Dolphin Identifies “Hostile Swimmer”

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 11, 2012 9

Despite how you feel about dolphins serving in the U.S. military, it’s fascinating to witness their precision and intelligence while performing their assigned tasks. In the video below posted at Military.com in April 2011,

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Mammals in the Military: Navy Dolphins

Mammals in the Military: Navy Dolphins

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2012 12

A squad of about 80 bottle-nosed dolphins is presently serving in the U.S. Navy. Some of these dolphins have been trained to find mines and mark their location by dropping an acoustic transponder. Human divers

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Dolphin Stampede

Dolphin Stampede

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 26, 2012 9

In September 2008 while their boat was in the Sea of Cortez between Isla Ángel de la Guarda and Bahia de los Angeles, Mexico, some fishermen encountered a pod of dolphins. The animals are

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Beached Dolphins Rescued

Beached Dolphins Rescued

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 29, 2012 7

When a single whale or dolphin strands itself on a beach, it is usually very sick. When those animals strand themselves in groups, however, other, unknown factors are probably at play. There are several

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