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Animal Communication

Apes May Be Much Closer To Human Speech Than We Realized

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.19.2015 | Science

Koko has been called the "world's most intelligent gorilla." The beloved 44-year-old western lowland gorilla uses over 1,000 signs from American...

Bowhead Whale Songs Are Complex and Copied, New Study Shows

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

Now scientists have new information about the level of detail in the songs that bowhead whales sing to one another when they are migrating into the Beaufort Sea each spring.

A Visit to Wolf Connection

Kate Neligan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Kate Neligan

For so long our collective view of wolves has been negative and we may think of them with fear. However, these beautiful creatures are actually very skittish, sweet, and gentle beings that are here to teach us about leadership and partnership.

Wildlife's Native Tongue

Billy Mason | Posted 06.15.2014 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

The act of "sharing breath" signifies an exchange of life energy and touches upon the deeper meaning of "Aloha" in Hawaii.

WATCH: Did This Expert Just Figure Out How To Talk To Dolphins?

TEDTalks | Posted 02.12.2014 | TED Weekends

if we could talk to the animalsWhat if you could spend your summers swimming with dolphins in turquoise seas? Behavioral biologist Denise Herzing does just that. In this beautiful video, meet some of the dolphins she's befriended along the way.

WATCH: This Elephant Family Reunion Might Be Better Than Your Family Reunion

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.10.2013 | Good News

At Addo Elephant Park in South Africa, a lucky viewer captured the magical moment when baby and mother reunited with father and older sibling. Joan Yo...

The Rescue

Randi Miller | Posted 05.18.2013 | DC
Randi Miller

When we adopt an animal, people pat us on the back and congratulate us for saving a life. How noble! How selfless! How silly. Anyone who has adopted an animal knows that choosing the animal is seldom a part of the process.

LISTEN: This Is What Ants Sound Like

| Posted 02.11.2013 | Science

By Carrie Arnold If you want to survive as an ant, you'd better get ready to make some noise. A new study shows that even ant pupae—a stage betw...

7 Bizarre Ways Animals Communicate

Con Slobodchikoff | Posted 02.10.2013 | Books
Con Slobodchikoff

Although some people prefer to think that language is solely the province of people, we are finding that more and more animal species have language in their own right.

If I Could Talk to the Human Animals

Ken White | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

The question isn't, "Do other species communicate?" Instead, the question is, "Why can't we understand each other?" A paper published this week may show that we're not the only animal wishing we could talk with a species other than our own.

Top Scientific Minds Declare That We Are Just One Among Many Animals

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Can any human speak even one word of another animal's language? No, but perhaps it's better that way, because if we could speak to them, how would we explain our systematic use and abuse of all the other species?

WATCH: Silly-Looking 'Folds' Behind Elephant's Silent Call

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Science

By Nicholas St. Fleur With their trumpet-like calls, elephants may seem like some of the loudest animals on Earth. But we can't hear most of the so...

On Love, Loss, and Hot Dogs

Kathy Stevens | Posted 04.29.2012 | Impact
Kathy Stevens

Last Sunday was fun. I was one of three judges at Go Dog Go, a fundraiser held by Pause Dog Boutique to support dog rescue efforts.

Dolphin Scientists Decipher Delightful Whistles

Posted 02.29.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/28/2012 07:09 PM EST on LiveScience When meeting strangers in the wild, dolphins w...

PHOTOS: Cow, Lion, Sloth and Bear Whisperers and 6 More Stunning Animal Charmers

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Whether you believe in pet psychics or dog whisperers, lion charmers or human communion with dolphins, we here at HuffPost Green support anyone who gi...

Sounds Of The Sea (VIDEOS, PHOTO): The Language Of Marine Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As part of our celebration of Our Oceans, we're exploring the ways in which marine life communicates. From the Weddell seal's glitchy, UFO-like drone ...

Life at the SETI Institute: Laurance Doyle, A Man of Many Firsts

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

Dr. Laurance Doyle is a true renaissance man who thrives on discovery. His passion is to immerse himself into scientific mysteries and go "where no man has gone before."

Oil Spill on FaceBook: Social Networking Between Species

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Sending our own mental pictures with a feeling of calm and compassion could be an antidote to the hopelessness that many of us feel watching wildlife wash up oil-stained on our shores.