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I just heard that elephants are one of the only animals to recognise their own reflections.
I just wondered why most animals can't recognise themselves.
A crude analogy can be found in the old saying about a chicken being just an egg's way of making more eggs. In a similar inversion, Dawkins describes biological organisms as "vehicles" or survival machines, with genes as the "replicators" that create these organisms as a means of acquiring resources and copying themselves. From an organism-centric perspective, genes can be thought of as a blueprint for some feature that might benefit the organism; but from a gene-centric perspective, the sole implicit purpose is to benefit themselves.
DrB - I can't remember exactly what sort of bird it was but like I said, I'm pretty sure it was one of the crow family.