To be honest, I think most mammals and many birds+reptiles probably could recognize themselves in a mirror given proper conditions. Nearly perfect mirrors, especially vertical ones, aren't typically found in nature. It's not surprising that when an animal encounters one, the first reaction is most likely going to be fight or flight. I mean imagine if you were walking down a side walk, and all of a sudden a moving hologram of yourself appeared 3 feet in front of you. Your first thought isn't going to be "Oh look, a hologram of me!" It's gonna be something like "Oh shit! There's someone else right in front of me!" Even in social species like ours, seeing another of your kind isn't necessarily a good thing. Males that fight for breeding rights especially are less likely to calmly approach an unknown animal that looks to them like a rival of about equal strength. The video also made some good points about how differences in vision also impacts what the reflection would look like to different animals. I don't think that would prevent self-recognition, but it definitely may make it more difficult.
Of you think rising obesity is only a problem with humans, think again! It might be surprising to learn animals in the wild can be obese too,especially since they obviously get their regular work outs in when they're chasing their food.
Volunteers from the Belgian animal shelter Animaux en Peril couldn't believe their eyes when they rescued this sweet pony.The horse was in very bad shape.... He was abused malnouris hed and neglected.
Imagine being pulled out into space and suffocating for air and a giant creature tickles you while your Sting.
OMG I can't believe parrot feet is in a bowl of noodle eww salty n greasy in his feet good luck if who's ever could wash it off .
It's pretty sad that this is the way of nature,but human society is even worse!
Mommy cat,confident and relaxed,leaves her kittens there with the puppy and everyone is happy! They will all grow up as best friends together!
I'd be terrified she'd bump her lil heart on something.She doesn't know she's any different,which is so precious. She's very special.
Having a dog is like having a powerbank of happiness. " If you spend time with animals,you risk becoming a better person."
If you had two heads, would one of them control everything ? Or will they have to fight each other to control the body.
Beautiful birds are excellent parents.They are wonderful mothers by nature.WE expect a more irritable motherhood from such raptors,but how soft and patient they are.They feel the feeling of motherhood to their bones.
There's a lesson here: All animals are sentient and far more emtinally intelligent than we have titled them to be !
That was hilarious ??. Don’t go on a safari if you aren’t cool with becoming a part of the food chain. These people seemed to accept that harsh reality except for the lady begging that elephant to not attack. Like lady you chose to go into their house and these are wild animals. I like how chill that guy getting clawed by the leopard was.???
There's certain level of cuteness a human can withstand.This was above my thereshold.I've lost consciousness when the kitty cuddled the duck and dozed off.My heart just melted over &over again !
I came to the realisation that most people dont fear crocodiles as much as other animals. I am terrified of the idea that something is under water patiently waiting for you to step in. I dont understand people who feel so secure in the wild without any weapons, especially in water. If I knew that there are crocs where I live, I would doublecheck the bath tub before jumping in.
So touching ! I'm always thankful for people like the rescuers, who devote their lives to saving and caring for wildlife animals.
Dogs give 100% love and every dog of any breed has a big, loving heart!❤️??. One scientist studied dogs and concluded that any dog loves everyone - people, animals, birds, etc..??. One person said that dogs are the last angels left on earth. Dogs are the best animals in the world!❤️??.
Believe it or not,crows can mimic human speech.They do it the same way parrots do,using their syrinx to mimic words and sounds they hear and repeat them.People really understimate the intelligence of the most intelligent creatures on our planet (birds in general are;wich is why it doesn't make sense bird brain is still used as an insult). Scientists did a study and have discovered they remember your face,they talk about you to other crows, they remember what you did,and more cowswill at tuck if they heard you ve done somet hing wrong.Yup they plan for the future too!!
The look on this puppies face is one that all cats and dogs should have.My fervent prayer is that all of them can know the joy of this moment!!! I love people who approach animals with love and compassion.This world belongs to all living things.
Big cats generally want notting to do with humans, they instinctively know that we are predators and will actively try to avoid us,but ifa big Cat shows an interest in eating you can put between you and the cat,they have a strong prey drive and will pursue you,advancing on the cat or standing your ground is the best option as it sees that you do not fear it and may attempt to harm it,cats prefer prey that do not fight back.Brown and polar bears on the other hand don't care they will tear you up if they feel theatened or are very hungry.
Imagine your Fighting a dude hand to hand, then all the sudden as you start to get the upper hand in the battle, your opponent whistles and you think nothing of it. Suddenly out of nowhere, his pet elephant comes out of no where and starts charging you full speed
I wish someone would get me one of those really tiny dogs like they have in Japan. They're soooo expensive. And I am nervous forking over that much for a sight unseen, breeding facility unseen, foreign country, international shipping, etc. But I really want one of those tiny dogs.
'm pretty sure the Australian lyrebird is the most expensive in the world. It's a protected species and zoos around the world have offered over 2 million just to have one in their zoos. The lyrebird is the only bird that can mimic 20 birds species and other noises around them such as chainsaws, ringingtones to even camera shutter sounds and police sirens just to name a few. Extremely sought after birds in the private sector.
How nice that good people still exist in our cruel world.May god give you strenght,healt and good days.
O think animals are alot more intelligent and emotional than what alot of people think! All animals deserve more love and respect by humans.
Slosths spend more time in the trees,they are most vulnerable when they land on the ground fixed time a week (for their toilet needs ) They are easy prey as they are slow and clumsy.?
The nature is so self sufficient.It has everything you need.Just get drunk naturally and enjoy your life.
It is absolutely remarkable what this creatures are able to accomplish especially when you consider that they are not taught by their parents how to build a nest.It is also amazing how each species has its unigue desing different from others but cobsistent within their species.
I can remember as a kid I freaked out and ran screaming when I saw a small garden snake in my driveway. So glad I live in the in the country I live inwhere we don't have these issues. Seeing a snake climb a tree or a house is scarier than a Massachusetts tax bill.
They are so adorable.How they focus on their sweet potato slices with their ınteresting little toes holding on, and make those relaxing chewing noises..and those eyes and that lovely fur..