City foxes braver but not smarter than rural cousins, apparently

| August 10, 2023

The study, published in Animal Behaviour, left puzzles in foxes’ habitats for them to solve to get rewards of food. City foxes were more likely to touch the puzzles but both sets of foxes were equally likely — or unlikely — to solve them. I strongly suspect that the city foxes thought “nah… can’t be […]

Urban foxes “diverging from their country cousins”

| June 3, 2020

According to an article on the BBC here, new research shows that urban foxes are tending to have smaller brains and a differently-shaped snout to their country cousins — smaller brains because they do not need to pursue so many different types of prey, different snout as an adaptation for urban foraging. We haven’t been […]