Do goats’ faces express their feelings? And do they recognize ours? Animal behavior researchers are busy finding out. So far, we have evidence of how subtle and sensitive goats can be.
Goats in a UK goat sanctuary show off their intelligence and skills for scientific research and TV documentaries. But why do such delightful animals end up at a goat rescue?
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!