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Name: Robert
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Grade: 9-12
Location: CA
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Does a cat or a dog recognize thier reflection in a mirror as either another animal or themselves? Why do they seem to have no response if you put them in front of a mirror?

Hi Robert

I am not a vet or a zoologist, but from pure observation I notice that cats and dogs don't answer to a reflection from a mirror.

Still I see many dogs barking to its image saw from a water surface, like a placid pond. Their optical system is indeed different from the humans, that is sure, so they "see" differently.

And thanks for asking NEWTON!

(Dr. Mabel Rodrigues)
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