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These Baboons Recognize Words

RAW VIDEO: Baboons Recognize Words
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A study conducted in France found baboons are capable of recognizing patterns of letters. This recognition is being compared to the first steps children take when learning to read. Photo Credit: flowcomm via Flickr.

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8:22PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

uhm yes, many animals are very intelligent. so lets stop caging them and killing them.. and stop destroying their homes

6:02PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

This is no surprise, but,... why are we always making animals act like humans? They are what they are and should be respected as such.

7:45AM PDT on Apr 18, 2012

Man keeps setting the human/non-human barrier higher and higher in an effort to prove human superiority and the non-animals keep meeting each and every challenge. When will humans finally give up the need to claim the title of "crown of creation" and grant non-human animals the equality of consideration that has been denied them for so long? Of course, when that happens, there'll be no more viable pretext for hunting them, using them for experiments, for amusements, for clothing, and, needless to say, for eating them.

4:02AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

Baboons are far smarter than humans

2:27AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

How is this a surprising discovery? We have baboons on our sanctuary and it is clear how intelligent they are - not hard to discover when you care for them on a daily basis and spend a lot of time with them.
One of our baboons makes patterns and sculptures on their island, putting largest stones to smallest in order. This is a game she devised herself not something we gave her to do.

1:00AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

Scientists are ALWAYS the last to "discover" anything!

8:58PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

I am being convinced more & more each day that animals are smarter than humans. Humans are proving that each & every day!

7:51PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

This is no surprise. What would really be amazing is if humans could learn to speak baboon.

7:13PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

I agree with Marie. They are smarter than congress or any republican in the US.

6:07PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Why are we making these animals act like humans? They are who they are and should be respected as such.

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