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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Mirror, mirror on the.....

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, June 5, 2015/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, video, environment

Studies of animal behavior in the wild was pioneered by Jane Goodall with her work with chimpanzees in Tanzania. She showed that chimps had distinct behaviors, talents, and personalities.

Behavior esearch has now expanded to consider the intelligence of a diverse animals including marine mammals, birds, octopus, and many, many others.  Self-recognition  is one important measure of psychological capabilities and intelligence in animals. Many perform extremely well when a mirror is offered for viewing like the famous "mirror, mirror on the wall" declaration of the old movie.

It is well captured in this short video of various animal reactions:


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