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2012-12-05 08:24:34

COTTONWOOD, Ariz., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For animal and nature lovers, internationally known animal behaviorist Con Slobodchikoff, Ph.D. has just released his book, Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals, published by St. Martin's Press. According to Dr. Slobodchikoff, many animals use language to talk to one another, and his book is filled with examples and explanations of their skills. He shows how animals are similar to humans in using language to develop novel...

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2004-12-04 11:09:07

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Prairie dogs, those little pups popping in and out of holes on vacant lots and rural rangeland, are talking up a storm. They have different "words" for tall human in yellow shirt, short human in green shirt, coyote, deer, red-tailed hawk and many other creatures. They can even coin new terms for things they've never seen before, independently coming up with the same calls or words, according to Con Slobodchikoff, a Northern Arizona University biology professor and...