Study Claims Cows Can Communicate Through Their Moos, In Related News Pigs Oink

Posted: January 18, 2020 in Animals, Things I Love
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Cows can talk to each other using their moos, a new study has claimed.

Researchers in Australia studied Holstein-Friesian cows and found that the animals can communicate with each other, and respond to positive and negative emotions. Scientists from the University of Sydney used a special programme – dubbed the ‘Google Translate for Cows’  to analysis the pitch of their moos.

Alexandra Green, the study’s lead author, said: “They have all got very distinct voices. Even without looking at them in the herd, I can tell which one is making a noise just based on her voice.”

The study, published in Scientific Reports, found that cows can express a range of emotions, including distress, excitement and arousal.

Nothing sexier than an aroused cow, huh? Anyway, has there ever been a more obvious result to a study than finding out that cows talk to each other? Of course they do. All animals do. Hell, I once saw a gerbil tell a tufted titmouse a story about a sea urchin. Seriously though, this study was a complete waste of time. And there’s one sure-fire way to tell if animals can communicate with not only each other but humans as well – LISTEN TO THEM.

PS- “The Pitch of Their Moos” sounds like a critically acclaimed Indie movie.

PPS- If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times. A hundred years from now we’re going to know things about the intelligence of animals that would astound us if we knew them today. 

Gimme a holler.

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