Goats prefer happy people

Researchers have shown goats are more likely to approach smiling faces...
05 September 2018
Presented by Georgia Mills


Happy goat


Goats can tell apart human facial expressions and - what’s more - prefer to interact with happy people, according to a new study from scientists at Queen Mary University of London. We knew work animals like dogs and horses could do this, but no-one knew if animals domesticated for food products would be able to. Georgia Mills spoke to lead researcher Alan McElligott to find out how they did it…


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