20 August 2020

Remembering Tyke

Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale looks back on the tragedy that was the life and death of an elephant named Tyke, on the 26th anniversary of her death and reflects on the lessons the incident teaches us about the relationship between human and elephant.

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17 June 2020

Animals lives are in our hands, we have the power and the tools to end their suffering

To mark World Meat Free Week, Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale reflects on how we can move to a compassionate meat free world.

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16 July 2019

#WorldSnakeDay: Cold-blooded killers, yes – but new research reveals a maternal side

Humans have feared snakes since time immemorial, but scientists now know that even these cold-blooded arch predators have maternal instincts.

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24 June 2019

#LionAwarenessWeek: Social complexity hints at scale of big cats’ intellectual prowess

As the most sociable of all the big cats, lions live in the largest groups – and all that cooperation and co-dependency implies far-reaching cognitive depths.

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24 June 2019

#WorldElephantDay: The secret language of elephants revealed

It’s widely known elephants use a range of communicative trumpets, purrs and rumbles, but they also use sounds we can’t even hear – and now we know what they mean.

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24 June 2019

#InternationalTigerDay: What big cat play can teach us about morality

As apex predators, tigers are often considered solitary and ruthless, but in social groups they purposely leave themselves vulnerable to build trust.

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24 June 2019

World Chimpanzee Day: Our closest relatives have the compassion to adopt orphans, but do we have it in us to save them?

Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, yet while they care for the defenceless, human activities are pushing them to extinction.

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24 June 2019

Sea turtles: Animal kingdom’s greatest navigators map the world’s oceans through magnetic fields

It took humans hundreds of years to navigate the world’s oceans – but these exceptional animals can do so naturally and with complete precision.

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