Interview with Herptile Expert David Steen
 
Our first interview is with herptile (reptiles & amphibians) expert David Steen Q: What fact about animal cognition or behavior do you think is most important for the world to know? A: I think it’s important to emphasize that there is a lot we do not know about animal cognition and behavior. The more we learn about the different ways that species perceive and respond to the world around them the more we will appreciate and be impressed by them. Even animals like rattlesnakes are showing us that they have a lot of secrets left to reveal. Recent work is suggesting that females look after their offspring, for example, and they may follow scent trails of their own species to help them find hiding spots.