Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kid goats can develop 'accents'

Stumbled on an article in which, according to the BBC, (so it must be true) it seems "Pygmy goats can develop "accents" as they grow older." Apparently, "the animals join an elite group of mammals, known to adapt a vocal sound in response to the environment, that includes humans, bats and whales."  Don't think it means the next time you visit the local goat farm that you are going to hear the 'neah' in a heavy French accent but it got me thinking, if donkeys could join this 'elite group' we might hear a very unFrench 'eyore, eyore, eyore' !

BBC article here :

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