a baby hyena surrounded by three adult hyenas

Powering down

June 26, 2023

Hyenas inherit power from mothers, but it’s a privilege they pay dearly for more

3 Questions: MPI-AB art-science program

Hemal Naik and Helene Sommer discuss how an MPI-AB residency program cultivates curiosity about the creation and communication of animal behavior knowledge more

Wild dolphin swims in lagoon watched by fishers

A study reveals how cooperative hunting between dolphins and fishers can benefit both species—and why this behavior faces extinction more

Toucan, seed disperser

By dispersing seeds, animals can rapidly reestablish plant diversity in degraded forests more

Bonobo with young / Christian Ziegler

First-of-its-kind study identifies physiological changes in the transition to siblinghood more

All in good time

All in good time

September 13, 2022

Rhythmic accuracy pays off in courtship songs of the rock hyrax more

WPY 2022

Photographic gold

September 01, 2022

Christian Ziegler’s photo of a rare bonobo behavior is honored in Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 more

Wealth inequality plagues animal societies too

Drawing inspiration from studies into human inequality can teach us a lot about the evolution of animal groups. more

Meg Crofoot

The prestigious award from the European Research Council will support a revolutionary approach to the study of sleep in wild, group-living animals more

No time to nap in nature

Sacrificing sleep to meet pressing demands is common in wild baboons—and might even be part of our evolutionary history more

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