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Find Out Through Internet and Popular Science Articles Whether Animals Other than Man Have Self-consciousness - Biology

Find out through internet and popular science articles whether animals other than man have self-consciousness.

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Solution 1

There are many animals other than humans, which have self consciousness. An example of an animal being self conscious is dolphins. They are highly intelligent. They have a sense of self and they also recognize others among themselves and others. They communicate with each other by whistles, tail-slapping, and other body movements. Not only dolphins, there are certain other animals such as crow, parrot, chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, etc., which exhibit self-consciousness.

Solution 2

Recent studies on self consciousness says gibbons are the nearest to human in this respect. Apes and orangutans came next. Among domestic animals, dog and other members of canidae family show subtle self consciousness.

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NCERT Class 12 Biology Textbook
Chapter 7 Evolution
Q 5 | Page 142
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