Author Archives: Patricia Teixidor

Patricia Teixidor
Patricia Teixidor holds a PhD in Primate Vocal Communication from the University of St. Andrews (1996). She has conducted research with both wild and captive primates (chimpanzees and spider monkeys) and her main interests focus on the function and meaning of primate calls, the evolution of culture and primate conservation. She is a freelance editor and has translated from english into spanish a large number of non-fiction books.

In areas with dense cover or little snow, the wolf is one of the most difficult animals to census. In the Iberian Peninsula and other southern regions of wolves’ global range, snow is rare in winter, so wolves must be […]

Many animals —including mammals, birds and fishes— acquire from others knowledge and skills which may develop into behavioural traditions. Outside of humans, it is in the primates —specially chimpanzees— where socially transmitted behaviour patterns, such as tool use and social […]

Orcas or killer whales (Orcinus orca) are widely distributed and feed on a large array of prey —fish, seals and sometimes whales—. These powerful predators are highly adaptable, cooperative and live in stable matriarchal social groups of related animals. Each […]

The term “midlife crisis” was coined in 1965 by psychologist Elliot Jacques. In our collective imaginary we believe that it refers to a time in life when adults realize that their life is halfway over, that they may not have […]