Goats detect slight emotional changes in other goats' calls

Goats detect slight emotional changes in other goats' calls

But a new study finds that goats recognize slight emotional changes in other goats’ calls and respond both behaviorally and physiologically, which indicates the listener’s feelings shift, too. Researchers think that by understanding how goats responding to other goats' calls they can uncover the social lives of the creatures.

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Photograph: Natalya Vilman/Getty Images/iStockphoto “He’s a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age,” said Michele Heritage, from Devon, of Rubble, who celebrated his 30th birthday at a party at the vet’s last year. In 2014, a female tortoise called Tommy was thought to be Britain’s oldest pet, aged 116.

Put out to grass: when animals are allowed to grow old

Put out to grass: when animals are allowed to grow old

Animal products may be ubiquitous, but farm animals themselves are fairly invisible, and I’m hoping people who read the book might stop to consider these animals’ lives and recognise that they’re individuals, not commodities; that they are sentient, and have unique personalities and emotions.” Pinterest Abe, a 21-year-old Alpine goat, was given to a sanctuary after his guardian entered an assisted living facility.

Firefighting Goats Protect Property in San Francisco

Firefighting Goats Protect Property in San Francisco

Tucked away in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco you’ll find City Grazing--a goat landscaping business. City Grazing is a small business which allows them to know and name each goat.