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…but they help their buddies past their fears.

January 14, 2013
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When Daisy the puppy gets stuck trying to descend a flight of stairs, older dog Simon steps in, demonstrating what to do and seemingly reassuring his younger peer.


…but they teach their kids to use tools.

January 7, 2013


Chimpanzees in the wild have been found to use large rocks as nutcrackers, to steal these tools from their peers, and to pass this skill down to their children.

…but they procure their own late night snacks.

January 2, 2013

In today’s clip, a cat shows off his freezer opening skills to get to his favorite fish sticks.

…but they try to engage potential playmates.

December 19, 2012
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In the above clip, a dog repeatedly attempts to get a game of fetch going with an unwilling partner.

[via Buzzfeed Animals]

…but they learn crazy parkour tricks.

October 24, 2012
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In the above clip, which grows more and more impressive throughout, a dog shows off its street running prowess, a skill which likely took much learning and practice.

…but they can tell the difference between real words and gibberish.

May 25, 2012

As the above clip shows, researchers have recently found that with practice, baboons can tell the difference between real four letter written words and strings of four letters that are not words.  Even more impressively, after training they can even pick out new real words they have never seen before, suggesting that they are able to learn that certain letter combinations are more likely to be actual words than are other strings of letters.

[via Monkeys in the News]

…but they get what they want.

May 23, 2012

When this chick wants to cuddle, this cat calmly obliges.

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