Animal Self-recognition |
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
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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Update: June 2012