Welcome to the Animal Behavior and Cognition Lab Website!

Congratulations, Sarah!

Sarah Daniels successfully defended her Master's thesis, Behavioral Flexibility in a Generalist Carnivore, on November 22, 2016. She is the first graduate of the Animal Behavior & Cognition Lab. We are excited to see what you do next, Sarah!

Dr. Benson-Amram discusses hyenas in National Geographic

Dr. Benson-Amram is featured as an expert in National Geographic discussing how to tell male and female hyenas apart. The article can be found at this link:


Wyoming Citizen Science Conference

University of Wyoming Raccoon Project manager, Rachel Fanelli, presented on the project's community outreach efforts at the first-ever conference (December 2016)!

UW Raccoon Project on Wyoming Public Radio!

The University of Wyoming Raccoon Project was featured in a segment of "Open Spaces" on Wyoming Public Radio (9/16/2016)! Follow this link to the article and podcast!

PNAS published our study on brain size and problem solving in carnivores!

Our recent study showing a relationship between relative brain size and problem-solving ability in mammalian carnivores was just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A video describing our major findings can be viewed here. A pdf of the paper is available here.