Kangaroos Communicate With Humans In The Same Way As Dogs
Provided By - Video Elephant on March 04, 2021
A study from the University of Sydney has found that wild kangaroos communicate with humans in the same way as dogs.
It was found that kangaroos would look at a human after trying to access food in a box that they couldn't open.
The kangaroos would steadily gaze at a person instead of trying to open the box themselves.
It was previously thought that this kind of behavior was only found in domesticated animals such as dogs and horses.
10 out of the 11 kangaroos studied would actively look at the person who had placed the food in the closed box.
Nine kangaroos would alternate their gaze between the human and the box, which is a more advanced form of communication.
We hope that this research draws attention to the cognitive abilities of kangaroos and helps foster more positive attitudes towards them, Dr. Alexandra Green, University of Sydney