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Horses can recognise themselves in a mirror – new study

Popular Journal article by Ali Boyle

Horses can recognise themselves in a mirror – new study. The Conversation. 6 April 2021.

Abstract: If you ask people to list the most intelligent animals, they’ll name a few usual suspects. Chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants are often mentioned, as are crows, dogs and occasionally pigs. Horses don’t usually get a look in. So it might come as a surprise that horses possess an unusual skill, widely considered an indicator of self-awareness. In a recent study, researchers have found horses can recognise their reflections in mirrors.

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