Lip smacks made by chimpanzees follow a rhythm similar to human speech, according to a new study.
Goats can understand human pointing gestures, scientists have found.
Humans are not alone in going through the emotional rollercoaster of puberty.
It appears male ring-tail lemurs like to smell nice for their dates.
More than one in 10 pet cats surveyed in a new study have displayed behavioural issues when temporarily separated from their owners.
Flamingos form long-lasting friendships and some even behave like married couples, according to research.
Gorillas have been found to show territorial behaviour – and it could reveal important clues on the social evolution of humans, scientists believe.
Prolonged exposure to noise from ships can weaken the camouflaging powers of crabs and make them vulnerable to predators, scientists have said.
Some species of deaf moths use “noise-cancelling” scales on their bodies to avoid being detected by predators, scientists have found.
Like humans, bumblebees have been found to recognise objects in the dark using their sense of touch.
Birds like great tits and blue tits can learn to avoid toxic food by watching videos of each other, according to a new study.
It appears cuttlefish, like humans, have strong food preferences.
A wild grey seal has been caught “clapping” on camera for the first time, making sounds that resemble “shotgun-like cracks”.
Sibling rivalry is not just commonplace in human families.
It is not just humans who are left- or right-handed.
Jackdaws can learn to recognise a potential human threat without warning if they hear the alarm calls of their fellow birds the first time round, according to new research.
Wolves from the same pack are more inclined to look out for each other than bonded domestic dogs, a study has found.
Bowhead whales are the jazz musicians of the deep, according to scientists who have studied their “freeform” and diverse singing style.
Sea turtles are adept at using their flippers as hands despite the fact that the spade-like limbs only evolved for swimming, research has shown.
Real-life “care bears” in Sweden have responded to human hunting by increasing the time they look after their cubs, researchers have found.
Not all bird brains are equal, and the cleverest may operate in a way linked to human intelligence, scientists have discovered.
Young southern white rhinos communicate using four calls tailored to different social situations, scientists have found.
Two closely-related ape species employ the same sign language, scientists have learned.
A tropical songbird learns how to conduct polite “conversations” from its parents, research has shown.
A “Band of Brothers” species of warring ant has been observed rescuing injured comrades from the field of battle, carrying them to safety, and tending their wounds.
A bird with a hatred of snakes has an over-active imagination that can turn a harmless stick into a deadly serpent.
Strictly speaking, it’s more a case of quick quick quick than quick quick slow for male fiddler crabs hoping to score with their dance routines.
Peregrine falcons attack their prey on the wing as if they were air-to-air guided missiles, a study has found.