Top 10 Animal Languages

Even though we are firm in the belief that animals can’t talk, well, they can. Of course they don’t have a language we can understand; but for sure they know which sounds to make when they “speak” to people. Did you know that cats are meowing only when they communicate with their human owners? You probably won’t believe that some of the animals on the list actually have their own way to communicate. The list contains Top 10 Animal Languages

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#1. Fish

Obviously fish don’t make any noise because like the dolphins or whales, but they do have methods of “speaking” to each other. The Coral Groupers use a sort of sign language to communicate with each other when it’s time for a hunt. They will shake their fins very fast to signal to each other. It’s unbelievable and interesting fact.

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#2. Parrots

People keep these exotic birds because they are smart and surely can learn to speak some languages. But they have been observed to not only learn words, but carry on full conversations with people. An African Grey Parrot (the smartest parrot in the world, named Alex), was able to identify colors and articulate abstract concepts like size and difference. Another parrot N’kisi had a vocabulary of 950 words and liked to make jokes.

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#3. Dolphins

Dolphins are able to speak to each other using special squeaks and noises. These are certain noises and all dolphins would be able to recognize them. Long term research has shown that dolphins from different areas have different accents (if you can believe this), just like humans! Researchers at an aquatic park played dolphins the sounds of whales. Surprisingly, the dolphins mimicked those sounds in their sleep!

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#4. Frogs

There is a species of frog that can emit, and understand certain high pitch noises, like dogs can hear ultrasonic noises. The frogs have adapted to “speak” at this frequency to avoid being heard by predators.We of course can’t hear these noises.

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#5. Baboons

These animals ave the ability to distinguish between words and made up words. The researchers made a test for them where they had to pick out real words that they had learned. In a pool of real words and fake ones, the Baboons were 75% correct.

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#6. Chicken

Little chicken can understand their mother he’s cooing. Hens coo at their unborn babies while they are still in the eggs. 24 hours until hatching the hen will start cooing to make sure the babies are alive and well. They will exchange clucks and the hens will keep doing it until all of them come out.

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#7. Elephants

These animals are incredibly smart, so don’t be surprised to read that they make certain sounds with a meaning. Unfortunately humans can’t understand what they mean. Scientists, have discovered that elephants have different voices too. After studying a herd for 19 years, the scientist Andrea Turkalo could distinguish different elephant voices by the sound of his call.

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#8. Beetles

Yes, they apparently have some codes with chirping. No matter how funny it sounds. In order to communicate they hit their head on the trees which sends messages through the trees to the rest of the group. It is really fascinating, in case you like bugs.

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#9. Prairie Dogs

Prairie dogs have been studied by scientist and the results show that they may have one of the most complex “languages” which are close by the complexity next to human languages. Prairie dogs are able to describe predators, danger, colors, and even people with weapons. They do that with their own unique chirp. If by now you thought that dolphins are the smartest mammals right after the humans, it might turn out that the prairie dogs are.

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#10. Cats

Of course they meow, that’s what they do, you’d think. But it is not just a simple meow. If you are a cat owner you know that cats are making different noises when they “speak” to other cats. They sound weird and sometimes annoying and dangerous; unlike that sweet ‘meow’ they do to you. In fact cats meow only when they communicate with their human fellows. By the sound of their meow you will know if they are hungry or if they want to play or if you are annoying them.

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