And we think reptiles don't have intelligence or play

  • tj85016

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    Jul 03, 2014 11:18 AM GMT
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    Jul 03, 2014 12:43 PM GMT
    Haha but still reptiles have only basic emotions unfortunately, and some of them are so cute
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    Jul 03, 2014 1:38 PM GMT
    Okajuurou saidHaha but still reptiles have only basic emotions unfortunately, and some of them are so cute


    As a kid, I always thought we purposely understated the levels of intelligence and emotions in animals to rid ourselves of guilt for pretty much torturing them for food, sport and entertainment
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    Jul 03, 2014 3:46 PM GMT
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    Okajuurou saidHaha but still reptiles have only basic emotions unfortunately, and some of them are so cute


    As a kid, I always thought we purposely understated the levels of intelligence and emotions in animals to rid ourselves of guilt for pretty much torturing them for food, sport and entertainment
    As an adult, I still think we do.

    But they taste oh so good. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 03, 2014 4:02 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monitor_lizard#Intelligence
    Varanid lizards are very intelligent, and some species can even count.[11] Careful studies feeding V. albigularis at the San Diego Zoo varying numbers of snails showed they can distinguish numbers up to six.[11][12] V. niloticus lizards have been observed to cooperate when foraging.[11] One varanid lures the female crocodile away from his nest, while the other opens the nest to feed on the eggs.[11] The decoy then returns to also feed on the eggs.[11][12] Komodo dragons, V. komodoensis, at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., recognize their keepers and seem to have distinct personalities


    Birds can also show lots of intelligence. I watched a crow family raise its young this year and I was continuously amazed at how smart and caring they are.