Animal Talk: How Animals Communicate through Sight, Sound by Etta Kaner

By Etta Kaner

During this booklet within the Animal habit sequence, notice how animals converse via sight, sound and scent.

A sea lion domestic dog acknowledges its mother's name, in spite of millions of alternative noisy sea lions approximately. A vervet monkey shouts "ha-ha-ha" to warn of an eagle passing overhead. A peacock lovers its vibrant tail feathers in a silent yet remarkable show to appeal to a peahen. no matter if it's to draw a mate, warn of predators or mark their territory, animals proportion details in a few striking methods. Containing plenty of attention-grabbing evidence, actions and easy-to-do experiments, this identify within the Animal habit sequence takes a creative method of exploring animal life.

Illustrated by means of Greg Douglas.

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Scientists find it easier to understand apes such as chimpanzees and gorillas. That’s because some apes can “talk” to humans in a language that they can understand. In other words, apes can learn to use sign language. When a chimpanzee named Washoe learned sign language, she was first shown an object, such as a tomato. Then the teacher molded her hands to show her how to make the sign for tomato. She practiced doing this many times. Only when Washoe could make the sign for a tomato on her own fifteen times in a row were scientists sure that she knew that word.

While dolphins do a great job of understanding humans, scientists have a hard time interpreting their clicks, grunts and whistles. Scientists find it easier to understand apes such as chimpanzees and gorillas. That’s because some apes can “talk” to humans in a language that they can understand. In other words, apes can learn to use sign language. When a chimpanzee named Washoe learned sign language, she was first shown an object, such as a tomato. Then the teacher molded her hands to show her how to make the sign for tomato.

This showed scientists that a dolphin can understand word order as well as signed words. While dolphins do a great job of understanding humans, scientists have a hard time interpreting their clicks, grunts and whistles. Scientists find it easier to understand apes such as chimpanzees and gorillas. That’s because some apes can “talk” to humans in a language that they can understand. In other words, apes can learn to use sign language. When a chimpanzee named Washoe learned sign language, she was first shown an object, such as a tomato.

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