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Study: Horses demonstrate self-awareness
4/7/2021

Horses whose faces were marked with visible gel spent five times longer rubbing their faces when looking into a mirror than horses whose faces were marked with an invisible gel, suggesting horses have external self-awareness. Only primates, some dolphins, an Asian elephant and two magpies have been shown to have a similar sense of self, writes Ali Boyle, a research fellow at the University of Cambridge.

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