15 Mind-Blowing Behaviors That Connect Animals and Humans in Astonishing Ways!

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Did you know that prairie mutts have their own way of communicating, just like humans? And guess what, animals can experience envy too! We’ll explore some interesting behaviors that humans share with certain species in the animal kingdom. Get ready to dive into these fascinating similarities in our article!

1. Wolves also feel lonely.

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Wolves feel lonely like we do, and they express it in a unique way—through their howls. Their howls can mean different things, but one fascinating meaning is that they use it to say, “I miss you” to their partners, friends, or pack leaders, just like we would.

2. Baby elephants are similar to human babies

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Just like human babies find comfort in sucking their thumbs, baby elephants have a similar behavior. Instead of a thumb, they use their trunk for this soothing action. We often see young elephants engaging in this behavior, but even some older elephants may suck on their trunk when they feel scared or uncertain. It’s possible that some adults also do it unconsciously.

3. Whales are known for being great singers.

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Whales sing in their own unique way, and some whales can even sing popular tunes. Their musical sounds travel across the ocean, and while the patterns of their songs may change over time, the theme of their melody remains constant.

4. Animals can have irrational fears too.

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Just like humans, animals can also have fears that seem unexplainable. These fears stem from the presence of predators, which can cause them to act irrationally. Even if there’s no immediate danger, the fear itself affects their behavior and can even impact how they care for their young.

5. Ants are farmers and they also keep pets.

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Just like we have pets, ants have their own version too. They keep aphids as their pets because aphids provide a tasty food source. Ants don’t eat the aphids themselves, but they enjoy consuming the sugary secretions produced by them. Additionally, ants are like farmers as they cultivate and grow fungus, similar to how we cultivate and grow crops.

6. Animals can fall in love.

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Research has revealed that animals possess a hormone that enables them to experience love. When they interact with humans or their fellow animals, the level of this hormone in their blood increases. This evidence shows that, like us, animals have an abundance of love to share.

7. Monkeys can communicate with each other using a wide range of words or sounds.

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Scientists have discovered that monkeys’ chirps and shrieks carry a wealth of information. By combining different calls, they can change the meaning of their communication. This helps them convey various threats to their primate companions, such as the approach of a rival group or the presence of a fallen tree.

8. Monkeys don’t like inequality and prefer fairness.

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Monkeys have a strong sense of fairness and can feel insulted when things aren’t fair. In an experiment, monkeys were trained to exchange pebbles for cucumber slices. When one monkey received a grape instead, it caused other monkeys to feel insulted because they preferred grapes. Some even threw the cucumber slice back at the researcher in protest.

9. Baby bats enjoy being wrapped snugly in blankets, just like human babies.

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When baby bats are left without their mothers, rescuers provide them with tiny blankets to replicate the comforting warmth of their mother’s wings. This is similar to how baby humans are wrapped in blankets for the same purpose.

10. Prairie dogs have their own way of communicating, just like humans.

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For the past 30 years, a professor at Northern Arizona University has dedicated his research to studying prairie dog communication. He discovered that their calls can convey specific details about what they’re describing. For instance, they have different calls for a short human in a yellow shirt compared to a tall human in a blue shirt. This fascinating discovery has been named “Prairiedogese.”

11. Parrots give names to their babies.

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Parrots have a unique way of naming their offspring, although it’s quite different from our names. They typically use a specific sound, often referred to as “peeps.” As weeks go by, parrots use these distinct “peeps” to recognize themselves and communicate with others. They also learn the corresponding “peeps” for their siblings and parents, allowing them to engage in conversations within the parrot community.

12. Goats can develop their own accents.

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Just like humans, goats adjust their “accents” based on their social group. This happens to some of us too. If we spend a lot of time with a friend who has a different accent, we might start adopting some of their words and phrases into our own vocabulary. Goats do something similar, but instead of words, they modify their calls to match those of their herdmates.

13. Elephants also hold funerals.

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Elephants grieve like humans, and they also hold funerals. When one of their own dies, it’s common for the body to be visited by many elephant families over the following days. They also sniff and poke the body, sometimes even touch it with their feet. They’re emotional creatures, just like us.

14. Animals have a system of trading.

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It’s quite common to observe animals engaging in a trading system. One such example is the cleaner fish. They offer their cleaning services to other animals in exchange for food. When a “client” with parasites approaches, the cleaner fish eat the parasites, leaving the client clean and well-fed. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement. The cleaner fish attach themselves to the “client” while performing the cleaning.

15. Animals experience jealousy too.

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Jealousy can be found in primates, dogs, and other animals capable of understanding this emotion. They feel jealous when they perceive that there are benefits in their relationships, such as between a dog and a human. Jealousy is not a pleasant feeling, but it’s a natural part of being human, and it seems that dogs and primates also experience it. Do you have any questions about animal behavior? Feel free to share them in the comments!