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Goats Are Smarter Than You’d Think

Goats Are Smarter Than You’d Think

Originally published on The Dodo’s Community pages. According to a new study, goats are not as dumb as their barnyard counterparts. In fact, scientists found that the goats not only have the ability to quickly learn to perform complicated tasks, but they also seem to have long-term memory. Goats are members of a group of mammals called … Continue reading

Scientist: A Possible End Could Exist For Animal Testing by Drug Companies

Originally published on The Dodo’s Community pages. The pharmaceutical industry relies heavily on animal testing when developing a new medication. In fact, it is estimated that 80 to 800 animals are needed to test each individual drug made today, meaning that an estimated 25 million vertebrate animalsare tested on annually. Since the 1950s, public support for this practice has … Continue reading

This Monkey Never Cheats

This Monkey Never Cheats

Few animals mate for life, and even when they do, genetic tests have shown that most animals still mess around once in a while. But, according to a new study, there is one monkey – the Azara’s owl monkey – who never cheats on its mate. This nocturnal South American species is the only primate and … Continue reading

Why Sloths Leave the Trees to Poop

Why Sloths Leave the Trees to Poop

Three-toed sloths rarely leave the trees where they live: They eat, sleep, mate and even give birth in the branches.  In fact, they hardly move at all, spending as much as 20 hours a day sleeping and conserve energy. Their diet of leaves is not very nutritional, so their energy is mostly used slowly eating … Continue reading