BBC – Earth – Humans are nowhere near as special as we like to think

Kanzi has good taste. He likes oranges, cherries and grapes.

He points to what he wants on a lexigram, a computerised touchscreen device on which each symbol represents a word. Kanzi can use 500 words and when he is talked to, he can understand a few thousand.

We once viewed ourselves as the only creatures with emotions, morality, and culture

He also likes marshmallows. He will strike matches to light a fire, then warm some on a stick.

via BBC – Earth – Humans are nowhere near as special as we like to think.

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