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Are there any animals that can talk in real life?


After reading Fly Guy, a TPL Kids patron wondered: Are there any other animals that can talk in real life?

A study published in Mathematics and Physics discovered that dolphins can communicate with each other and are capable of "highly developed spoken language". However, dolphins are not the only animals that can communicate with each other. 

An article from HowStuffWorks mentioned that animals can use both verbal and non-verbal communication to transmit information to each other. Non-verbal communication includes gestures, body language and facial expressing. Furthermore, animals from different regions of the world have different dialects.

Some animals can mimic the sounds of human speech, but only a tiny minority can talk meaningfully as humans do, as an article in BBC Earth mentioned. 

So the next time you hear a dog bark, ponder what the dog might be trying to tell you.

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