(Via Gawker) For the first time, a bear has been documented using a tool—the bear is holding a rock in his hand and rubbing the rock against his face in order to remove dead skin. Though bears are often witnessed scratching themselves against trees and boulders, this is the first documented example of a bear manipulating a freely-moving tool.
(via msnbc.com) Bottlenose dolphins swap signature whistles with each other when they meet in the open sea, a new study reports, suggesting that these marine mammals engage in something akin to a human conversation. Read more here: http://on.msnbc.com/zsErNR
(via The Telegraph) Dolphins and whales are so intelligent they should be recognised as “non-human persons”, scientists have said.