Monday, August 18, 2008

Magpies join elite club of animals that recognise themselves in the mirror

Telegraph: "Magpies can recognise themselves in a mirror, marking the first time 'self-recognition' has been seen in a non-mammal. Until relatively recently, humans were thought to be uniquely self-aware. Now scientists know that most chimpanzees and orang-utans can recognise their own reflections. There have also been reports that dolphins and elephants share the same ability."

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