Ferrets: Man’s Other Best Friend

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:28:22 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtful-animal/2012/08/24/ferrets-mans-other-best-friend/

"If a human points his or her finger at something, a dog might infer that
there’s hidden food, while the chimpanzee remains more or less clueless about
the meaning behind that sort of non-verbal communication. As dogs have evolved
in a social space occupied by human social partners, they’ve gained the unique
ability not only to comprehend human social-communicative cues, but perhaps
even to manipulate humans, and certainly to initiate communicative interactions
with humans."

Interesting research on domestication.

Share and enjoy,
            *** Xanni ***

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Andrew Pam
Partner, Glass Wings http://glasswings.com.au/

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