Goats prefer happy people

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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