AnimalWise is dedicated to sharing research and information about the minds and lives of our fellow animals, including their cognitive capabilities, group behaviors, and remarkable adaptations. I hope you will enjoy this celebration of the resourceful, social, creative, caring and, yes, intelligent creatures with whom we share the planet … and from whom we can all learn a thing or two.

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  1. Debra

     /  July 12, 2011

    This is a great site! Very intriguing! Sounds like the animals are catching up to us, hehe ;)

  2. Great blog!

  3. Nancy

     /  August 20, 2011

    Lovely to read your postings. I am so happy to see animals getting the respect they deserve more and more. What a poor life it would be without them.

    • Thanks Nancy! It’s fun to write about some of the remarkable things animals can do, and you’re absolutely right that a world without animals would be incredibly impoverished.

      Best, Paul

  4. Hi, Paul, I’m glad to have discovered your blog. It will take me a while, but a pleasurable while, to catch up on the posts–most interesting topics. I’ll add it to my blog roll when I get around to adding one.

  5. Alessandra

     /  November 30, 2011

    Hey there Paul,
    Must say this is one amazing blog! Am reading all the articles and hope there will be even more! (Which also means we will be finding out more and more about animals!!)
    Your comments and way of writing are great! They keep me really concentrate and interested.
    Keep up with the hard work!

  6. I’m citing some of your work in a research paper for my linguistics class. Just wondering what title to use when quoting you…biologist, scientist? Thanks, great website!

    • Hi Ruairi,

      I’m glad you like the website! I don’t think I need any particular title at all – I’m just reporting on other people’s scientific research. If “blogger” or “animal blogger” seem too lame for your paper, I suppose you could go with “animal cognition writer” or something like that… :)

  7. A marvellous site mixing science and natural history, behaviour and imagination. A joy to have discovered it this morning, and looking forward to following along!

    Best wishes,

  8. I love this! It made me think of this quote: “Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons.” -Douglas Adams

  9. Hi Sheila,

    Great quote! I completely agree. Now, pass me the mackerel. :)


  10. This is just the aggregator site I’ve been looking for. Thanks so much for culling through all the stories and presenting the funnest, most interesting ones. Solid writing too. Well done. Mary Ellen

  11. Sabine Springer Roden

     /  January 19, 2012

    Please keep me posted, fascinating site


  12. Hi Paul!

    thought you might find this interesting – http://news.yahoo.com/orangutans-miami-zoo-ipads-communicate-083121341.html

    I would love a big, waterproof i-pad to take into the sea with the wild dolphins! ;)

    Love what you are doing!




  13. Hi Paul.

    I’m not sure how to contact you about this, but I have nominated AnimalWise for the Versatile Blogger Award. It isn’t a prestigious award as such, but a blog-appreciation tag that gives opportunity to present a selection of great blogs to one’s readers (the nomination is the award). Your blog is number 11 on the list (the number doesn’t mean anything… just makes it easier to find it).

    That’s all! Thanks for writing a great, well researched and entertaining blog about interesting topics.



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