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Animal Behavior - CrashCourse Biology #25

Hank and his cat Cameo help teach us about animal behavior and how we can discover why animals do the things they do.

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Animal Behavior

Paul Andersen steps you through eight types of animal behavior. He starts by defining ethology and explaining that behavior varies from innate to learned. He discusses each of the following with examples; instinct, fixed action pattern, imprinting, associative learning, trial and error learning, habituation, observational learning and insight.

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Introduction to Animal Behavior

This video considers innate behaviors such as fixed action patterns. It provides the foundation of animal behavior which is natural selection.

Ethology and animal behavior

Introduction the ethology, the study of animal behavior.

17 Strange Animal Behaviors Explained

From super smart chimps … to insects that are master builders … Here are (17) Surprising Human-like Animal Behaviors


#17 Breaking Bread
Tamarins are small New World monkeys, about the size of a squirrel, and distinguished by their moustache-like facial hair. Native to tropical rainforests of South and Central America, they’re also known to gather in groups to share food amongst themselves. Kind of like a family style arrangement, especially in certain restaurants.

#16 No Means No (Bonobo Head Shake)
Along with the common chimpanzee, Bonobos make up two species in the genus Pan … and the two species represent our closest living relatives. As such, maybe it’s not surprising that they might display some behaviors similar to humans. That includes shaking their heads as a way of saying no. The behavior was observed for the first time among adult bonobos … usually when disapproving the action of some younger bonobos. In particular, a mother was seen
taking food away from her infant when it insisted on playing with the vegetable. When the infant tried to go after the food, the mother shook her head as if saying no. Prior to that, Bonobos had only been seen shaking their heads while playing.

#15 Making Faces
You might not consider their facial expressions when you think of mice … but experts say the rodents might be capable of displaying pain through various facial expressions. During an experiment, mice were injected with an inflammatory agent … after which, the mice displayed facial expressions that seemed to indicate discomfort. The test subjects would bulge their cheeks, narrow their eyes, or move their ears as the pain increased. After a pain reliever was administered, the creatures expressions returned to normal. The experiment inspired the creation of a ‘mouse grimace scale’ that researchers plan to use in order to reduce the suffering of mice and other laboratory animals.

#14 Mourning/Grieving (chimps)
Studies of chimpanzees focused on the reactions of adult chimps as an elderly female was dying. Several different types of grieving behavior was exhibited as the chimps seem to sense that death was inevitable for their friend. They tried to comfort the female by staying close to her and stroking her hair. They tossed and turned at night, as if restless at the thought of impending death. Returning to the body after the female had died, the other chimps made a last effort at resuscitating her, or confirming she was dead. Finally, they cared for the dead body, grooming it and cleaning it. Experts say the findings suggest that the chimpanzees’ grieving process might be better served by allowing the animals to die in a group setting, than in isolation.

#13 Pigeon Brain
In some quarters, that might be an insult. But if you’re a gambler, maybe it’s a compliment. Laboratory research has shown that the birds are more likely to push a button that gives them a big payout than accept a smaller reward at consistent intervals. According to the study from 2010, the pigeons likely make their high-flying decisions based on the excitement at receiving a huge reward. Not too dissimilar from humans in a casino trying to break the bank, no matter how steep the odds might be.

Moral behavior in animals - Frans de Waal

Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share. (Filmed at TEDxPeachtree.)

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Animal Behaviour - Class 9 Biology | Digital Teacher

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Imprinting-Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior- Imprinting

Imprinting is an animal behavior in which new born birds and some mammals follow one of the first objects they see.
First mentioned by Konrad Lorenz it helps animals recognize their mother and other similar animal.
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😲 10 weirdest animal behaviors

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Temple Grandin on Visual Thinking and Animal Behavior

Temple Grandin on Visual Thinking and Animal Behavior

Author, scientist, and animal welfare advocate Temple Grandin brings a unique perspective to the IMA's Planet Indy series. She describes visual ways of processing experience and how her own thinking as a person living with Autism led her to become the designer of more humane livestock handling facilities throughout North America. The animals in these facilities are calm and comfortable; they die a swift, painless death. The result is meat that many experts believe to be healthier for the people who consume it.

Animal Behavior Research on Fox Squirrels

Fox squirrels flick their tails when they can’t get a cherished nut in much the same way that humans kick a vending machine that fails to deliver the anticipated soda or candy bar, according to new UC Berkeley research.

In what is thought to be among the first studies of frustration in free-ranging animals, the findings, published online in the Journal of Comparative Psychology, suggest that animal tail movements reveal their emotional states, particularly the exasperation they feel when stymied during problem-solving tasks.

Lead author Delgado and fellow UC Berkeley researchers tracked 22 fox squirrels in their leafy habitats on the campus, putting them through a series of foraging tasks that had them puzzle their way into various open and locked containers to get to nuts or grains.

The more frustrated the squirrels became – especially if the container was locked — the more they flicked their bushy tails.

On a positive note, these stages of tail-flagging irritation, and even aggression, led fox squirrels to try new strategies, such as biting, flipping, and dragging the box in an attempt to land a reward. The results imply that acts of frustration may be necessary and beneficial to problem solving, Delgado said.
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Animal Behaviour And Its Type

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Animal Behaviour, part~ 1(B.Sc.3rd year, Zoology )by -Prahalad sir

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Konrad Lorenz - Science of Animal Behavior (1975)

Examines the work of behaviorist, Konrad Lorenz, who holds that behavior is determined by a basic genetic blueprint that is modified by experience and innate knowledge. Imprinting and a study of rank and social order are also examined by various observations of various types of animal.

25 Odd Animal Behaviors You Might Not Be Aware Exist

Animals are unpredictable, mainly because they speak a different 'language' than we do. But to some degree, most animal behaviors are relatively similar. However, there are some animal behaviors that are just plain odd and can be either mind-blowingly awesome or downright frightening. From a shrimp that can create a sonic boom underwater to goats that faint when they're surprised, these are 25 Odd Animal Behaviors You Might Not Be Aware Exist!

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Animals can do some pretty weird things but this is beyond weird:

Fainting Goats
Kamikaze Birds
Cows all face the same direction when they eat
Whales “voices” are getting deeper every year
Predicting Earthquakes
Warring Chimps
Animal-Eating Plants
Elephant Troubled Teenagers
Animal-Eating Herbivores
Bird's Compensation for ugliness
Squirting Blood
Elephant Grief and Burial
NaKed Mole Rat Running backwards
Naked Mole Rat's Underground bully
Crows Holding grudges
The Weasel War Dance
Wasp's Animal torture
Hippos' Fecal attraction
Creating a husband
Alcoholic monkeys
Skunk Handstands
Suicidal cows
Ants' Death circle
Pistol Shrimp's Super Snap

Animal behavior | Crash Course biology | Khan Academy

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Tristram Wyatt: "Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction" | Talks at Google

How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. The application of new molecular tools such as DNA fingerprinting and genomics is causing a revolution in the study of animal behaviour, while developments in computing and image analysis allow us to investigate behaviour in ways never previously possible.

In this Talks at Google event, Dr Tristram Wyatt, Senior Research Associate at the Department of Zoology at Oxford University and visiting lecturer at University College London, discusses how our study of animal behaviour has developed over time. With examples including 'zombie cockroaches' and elephants that are scared of bees, Dr Wyatt considers how animal behaviour has evolved, how behaviours develop in each individual, and how we can explain collective animal behaviour.

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Praxis - Animal Behavior - Warszawa, Poland 6-29-96

Praxis plays Animal Behavior at Warszawa, Poland on June 29th, 1996.

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