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Old 02-11-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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Scientist: Prairie dogs appear to have their own language

An old article I stumbled on, did not know they could speak in a form of language. From there study's they found that they have different 'words' for everything they see. They found that no matter what colony you go to, if a human walks by they make the same call. A different call is made for a dog, bird, cow, ext. Also height since a tall dog got a different call than a short one. Same with people.

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Some of those words or calls were created by the prairie dogs when they saw something for the first time. Four prairie dogs in Slobodchikoff's lab were shown a great-horned owl and European ferret, two animals they had likely not seen before, if only because the owls are mostly nocturnal and this kind of ferret is foreign. The prairie dogs independently came up with the same new calls.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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How very interesting, this is exciting, who would of thought their own language. Some People make up their own language! lol
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