Tag: April 2011

Pachyderms’ secret vocabulary explored

Elephants are renowned for their intelligence and long memories, but that they also frequently communicate with each other, using a sophisticated language largely undetectable to the human ear, has only recently been identified. A team of scientists at the San Diego Zoo, led by acting Director of Behavioural Biology at […]

Caring in a crisis

The devastating impact of the March 11 Japan earthquake, ensuing tsunami and nuclear crisis has prompted three not-for-profit groups to form a coalition focusing on the welfare of animals. Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS) was formed a day after a magnitude 9.0 quake and tsunami killed more than […]