Wild animals see themselves in a mirror for the first time

Wild animals see themselves in a mirror for the first time

Why Evolution Is True

by Grania

Jerry asked me to post this video after we both had come across it via different sources. I remember my own animals’ reactions to the mirror – we had a large one on the floor propped up against a wall once upon a time, and on various occasions a resident felid or canid would pass by and notice themselves. The cats didn’t seem to be interested or impressed (are they ever?). One of our wolf-descendants tried to threaten the mirror in all earnestness and required a fair amount of tender aftercare to reassure him that the monster in mirror was gone. Another spent a great deal of time investigating behind the mirror (smart girl) and worrying why she couldn’t find anyone there. Our four-footed cousins are a lot like us.

2DayFM Australia has some background:

Innovative French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre travelled to Gabon with his wife…

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