Goats might not seem like the most cuddly animals, but researchers have found evidence that goats are as clever as dogs, and just as capable of building emotional relationships with humans as all the other domesticated animals we’ve let into our hearts and homes.
Are goats intelligent?
Goats are not just cute and somewhat comical, but also surprisingly intelligent, new research finds. Goats are members of a diverse group of mammals called ungulates.
Are goats more intelligent than dogs?
Dogs are not exceptionally intelligent when compared with other animals, including dolphins and goats, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Canterbury Christ Church University reviewed more than 300 papers on animal brain power.
Do goats remember their owners?
Their latest experiment, documented in Biological Letters, showed that goats will gaze imploringly at their owners when they are struggling to complete a task, a trait common in dogs but not wolves, for example, who have never learned how to co-exist with humans.
Do goats get attached to humans?
Dogs are more attached to humans. Goats are social animals that need to be around other goats.