Purple dots overlaid on a birds-eye view of the rainforest, showing the location of all fruit trees

The hunger games

May 23, 2024

Why do primates have big brains? In the Panamanian rainforest, scientists pitted large-brained primates against smaller-brained mammals to find out who was the smartest forager more

male and female antelope in grass

Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior announce a new chapter in the Field Trip” residency. more

three spotted hyenas mobbing a lioness

Strong social relationships make hyenas more likely to team up against lions, even when there’s no obvious benefit more

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

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