Goats get the point

Goats can follow human pointing gestures; we kid you not...
01 June 2020
Presented by Eva Higginbotham
Production by Eva Higginbotham.




A herd of fluffy wild Kashmiri goats made the news back in March, at the onset of the lockdown, when they descended on the Welsh town of Llandudno to explore where all the people had got to. Now, after an investigation by a team of scientists in London, it turns out that goats are not only curious creatures, but - as the first domesticated livestock species some eleven thousand years ago - they are also able to understand human gestures like pointing. Eva Higginbotham spoke to Alan McElligott from the University of Roehampton about his research...


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