Latest Fauna of Barbados Stories
Among vervet monkeys, social learning is strongly influenced by matrilineal family members.
A groundbreaking study of banded mongooses in Uganda has shown even small-brained animals pass on traditions, giving a valuable insight into how complex human culture could have evolved.
For the passing on of traditions, it appears that an especially big brain isn't required.
The smallest snake known to man has been discovered on the Caribbean island of Barbados, a U.S. expert says. Blair Hedges, an evolutionary biologist at Pennsylvania State University, came across the tiny species in a forest in the east of Barbados.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.