- 04/14/2019 at 6:52 am #464344EduGorillaKeymasterSelect Question Language :
Directions: The last sentence in the following passage has been deleted. Select the sentence, out of the available options, that best suits the end of the passage.
Elephants have joined a small, elite group of species, including humans, great apes and dolphins that have the ability to recognise themselves in the mirror, according to a new finding by researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in New York.
This newly found presence of mirror self-recognition in elephants, previously predicted due to their well-known social complexity, is thought to relate to empathetic tendencies and the ability to distinguish oneself from others, a characteristic that evolved independently in several branches of animals, including primates such as humans.
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- The homo sapiens lose yet another of their perceived superior virtues to the animal kingdom.
- A whole series of revelations, like this, will serve to further reduce the perceived differences between the humans and the rest of the animal kingdom.
- This only serves to support the point that it is not the animals that suffer from the lack of certain "human" characteristics; it is the humans who lack appreciation of some such characteristics within the animals.
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- You have, of course, to present an elephantine mirror for the elephant to get its image in the first place.
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