Chimps have been seen treating wounds with insects. They’re not the only animals to practice ‘medicine’

In a forest in the west African nation of Gabon, a chimp called Suzee plucks an insect from the air with a deft sweep of her hand. She kills the…

Chimps Catch Insects to Put on Wounds. Is It Folk Medicine?

There have been other reports of self-medication in animals, including dogs and cats that eat grass or plants, probably to help them vomit, and bears and deer that consume medicinal…

I swapped my cats’ diet from traditional pet food to insects – here’s what happened

A well-known ritual begins at my home around 6 p.m. My Burmese cats, Claude and Truffle, grope downstairs to dinner, pace the kitchen, and when they get impatient to be…