Category: Animals

What happens when cat get stressed?

Around the world, millions of cats are housed in temporary rescue shelters. These are the world’s discarded, lost, abandoned or abused cats. Many are waiting for a new home, but they can be difficult to re-home. Most of these cats have been through very stressful situations, and they don’t make for cute, cuddly family pets. […]

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Dogs can bond like babies

Eye contact between a mother and her baby strengthens their attachment by activating the so-called ‘love hormone’ – oxytocin – in the mother’s brain. This drives emotional bonding between parent and offspring by encouraging both nurturing and interactive behaviours. Studies have shown that stroking or making eye contact with a dog can trigger a similar […]

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Hidden iguana on the Galpagos

The Galápagos Islands are something of a mecca for wildlife biologists and enthusiasts alike. The journey there is perhaps the closest thing those in the sciences have to a holy pilgrimage. While Charles Darwin’s theories about evolution and natural selection would take decades to fully form, it was on these islands that some of the […]

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