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    The Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, is home to seven bonobos -- a close relative of the chimpanzee -- and three orangutans. But if you think Iowa might be a strange place for them to live, don't say it out loud … these apes understand English.
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    Shock! Awe! Old News!

    There has been alot of research on the ability for chimpanzees and gorillas to understand English. That was in the 1970s, 1980s. There were attempts to have chimps and gorillas communicate in English, but this failed at they were unable to form words. The can, however, speak in ASL (American Sign Language), or any other sign language they can be taught.

    If you read Congo, you can understand the level of learning that gorillas are capable of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal Murat
    If you read Congo, you can understand the level of learning that gorillas are capable of.
    Yeah, give them a few millenia of evolution and they start writing crap novels.

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    I wonder if they know these words:
    Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!
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    Heck my cat talks to me and I to it. And yes we understand eachother though I admit his vocabulary is limited to let out or in and feed me or pet me
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    Groundbreaking Research Has Scientists Talking With Apes...

    ...Democrat party already conducting focus groups and getting them the franchise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh
    ...Democrat party already conducting focus groups and getting them the franchise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain of Orkeny
    Heck my cat talks to me and I to it. And yes we understand eachother though I admit his vocabulary is limited to let out or in and feed me or pet me
    I would say you are not giving your cat enough credit. I once had a cat who would keep meowing back at me if I imitated him, directly as a response to the noises I made imitating him which sounded very much like his own. Even after he just ate, and he was an indoor cat who never went out, and even if I was already petting him. I have no doubt that the cat was interested in and making attempts at communicating for beyond those three motivations.

    The biggest groundbreaking aspects of things like this and what is listed in the original post is mankind's never-ending arrogance in thinking by default that animals are way dumber simply because mankind is itself too dumb to fully understand them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony
    Yeah, give them a few millenia of evolution and they start writing crap novels.

    or posting on total war forums - OMG its too late

    I always suspected Dave mightve been that general out of POTA j/king

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    I would say you are not giving your cat enough credit. I once had a cat who would keep meowing back at me if I imitated him
    Ok you got. I didnt want anyone to knw. I thought i was alone I do it all the time. Cats are normally quite creatures. I read once that they only meow around people so much because we talk and we respond to them. Sometimes I wonder who has trained who? I particuarly like the meeewing sound with the purr built in if you know what I mean I can even talk english to him and he understand as do most dofs. For instance if i say do you want to go out and he does he will start running back and forth to the door making a certain sound every time. Same thing for do you wannna eat Just a different sound and he runs from the cabinet to his bowl. If I say do you wanna play he flops on his back and raises his paws. Ive had this cat since he wa sa baby and hes 10 now. Ive always had a cat or two or more since I was a kid. No more than 2 at a time since I left home thank you.
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    This is an interesting article I found regarding animal behavious(specifically cat behaviour)

    http://www.messybeast.com/emoticat.html

    "Cats do not tell jokes but they do engage in clownish behaviour."

    I whistle a song for my cat, and my cat comes from roaming miles away - I think my cat thinks its a person, it also appears to recognise itself in the mirror and doesnot think its another cat
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    Well I know that my cat "Speedy" sleeps on top of me when I sleep and brings me headless bodies of rats that he's caught. I always assume that he is just trying to be fair because instead of catfood I always feed him bits of my own meal after I've had most of my fill. I just hope he doesn't feel bad that I don't accept his food.

    Wouldn't surprise me at all that gorillas understand us, animals are darn smart. The only confusion of recent for me is this rooster that is always hanging out with our sheep instead of the other chickens, wonder if he thinks he's a sheep or if it's his flock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proletariat
    Hah! Classic Simpsons clip. Funny you should post that Prol because I do an uncanny imitation of Dr. Zaius from the original movie. Not that it helps mankind better understand orangutans but it goes over really well at parties...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spmetla
    Well I know that my cat "Speedy" sleeps on top of me when I sleep and brings me headless bodies of rats that he's caught. I always assume that he is just trying to be fair because instead of catfood I always feed him bits of my own meal after I've had most of my fill. I just hope he doesn't feel bad that I don't accept his food.
    Many cats do that, it's really cute when you think of it, he's bringing you food. My mother has 7 of these pocket lions, and they like her very very much. poor mom hehe, waking up like that producer in the Godfather, 2 or 3 times a week.

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    My mother has 7 of these pocket lions,
    Yup pretty much the only difference is their smaller Ferocious little beasts even when kittens.



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