Cats have a reputation for being aloof and independent. But a study of the way domestic cats respond to their caregivers suggests that their socio-cognitive abilities and the depth of their human attachments have been underestimated. The findings show that, much like children and dogs, pet cats form secure and insecure bonds with their human caretakers.https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190923111229.htm
We evict rock squirrels from our property by trapping and then releasing them in the Prescott National Forest. They damage the wiring in vehicles by chewing. Here Gary is doing a release.
Juvenile Swainson’s hawk in flight. The adults have already left Prescott on their migration. The juveniles stay here a little longer.
Dog brain structure varies across breeds and is correlated with specific behaviors, according to new research. These findings show how, by selectively breeding for certain behaviors, humans have shaped the brains of their best friends.https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190902135309.htm
The momentum behind a move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet is commendable, but risks worsening an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health, warns a nutritionist in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190829184143.htm