Inside the Animal Mind
Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

Think Tank at the National Zoo
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/thinktank/
An unusual exhibit concerned with animal thinking, from insects to orangutans.

Life of Birds by David Attenborough
http://www.pbs.org/lifeofbirds/
Learn about bird intelligence, evolution, records, family life, and more at the Web companion to the PBS program.

The Evolution of Primate Intelligence
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~husn/BRAIN/vol2/Primate.html
Article about the impact of brain size on primate intelligence.

The Intelligence of Dogs
http://www.petrix.com/dogint/
Which breeds are most intelligent? A ranking from neurologist Stanley Coren.

Crows and Ravens: Birds of Mystery and Intrigue
http://www.angelfire.com/id/ravensknowledge/index.html
Extensive information about these remarkably clever birds from Troy Karki.

Books

Budiansky, Stephen. IF A LION COULD TALK: ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS. New York: Free Press, 1998.

Griffin, Donald R. ANIMAL THINKING. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Griffin, Donald R. ANIMAL MINDS. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985.

McCarthy, Susan. WHEN ELEPHANTS WEEP: THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ANIMALS. New York: Delta, 1996.

Milani, Myrna. THE BODY LANGUAGE AND EMOTION OF CATS. New York: Quill, 1993.

Page, George. INSIDE THE ANIMAL MIND: A GROUNDBREAKING EXPLORATION OF ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE. New York: Doubleday, 1999.

Poole, Joyce. COMING OF AGE WITH ELEPHANTS: A MEMOIR. New York: Hyperion, 1996.

Rogers, Lesley. MINDS OF THEIR OWN: THINKING AND AWARENESS IN ANIMALS. New York: Westview, 1998.

Savage-Rumbaugh, E. Sue. KANZI: THE APE AT THE BRINK OF THE HUMAN MIND. Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Savage, Candace C. BIRD BRAINS: THE INTELLIGENCE OF CROWS, RAVENS, MAGPIES AND JAYS. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997.

  • Future PBS worker

    Nice bibiliography.

  • Andrea

    this is a really educational site. I really like it. thanks so much pbs!

  • peach

    i read the one on the think tank. it was good, i like learning about animal intelegence.thanks pbs

  • CAVA Student

    Fasinating Resources!!! :)

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