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May 23, 2020 - Power of Positivity

Study Finds that Cows Talk and Show Compassion Just Like Humans

Study Finds that Cows Talk and Show Compassion Just Like Humans
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When we think of compassionate, intelligent creatures, cows normally don’t come to mind. However, cows actually communicate how they feel to one another through their moos, according to a new study.

The animals have individual vocal characteristics and change their pitch based on the emotion they’re feeling, according to research at the University of Sydney. Alexandra Green, a Ph.D. student at the university and the study’s lead author, said:

"Cows are gregarious, social animals. In one sense it isn’t surprising they assert their individual identity throughout their life."

She said it’s the first time they’ve been able to study voices to obtain evidence of this trait.

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