by Tamsin Cooper Do goat faces express their feelings? And do they recognize ours? Animal behavior researchers are busy finding out. Are goats smart? Goats make and respond to facial …
Buttercups goats are a mixed group of goats rescued or rehomed from various backgrounds. Their demonstrable intelligence is featured in UK and European TV shows, as well as in scientific research.
Researchers aimed to find out by watching goats at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats, England, and recording their reactions to photographs of different human expressions. They found that goats prefer people who were smiling.
Goats recognize emotion in images of goats’ faces; goats look to humans for help and learn from us; goats’ personality differences affect learning … and many more research findings!