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Explores how animals understand the world around them through the eyes of three iconic creatures: dogs, birds, and dolphins. As we discover how scientists are pushing the animal mind to its limits, we’ll uncover surprising similarities to—and differences from--the human mind.
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Definitely recommend for any animal lovers. Great program and great season.
A wonderful way to learn about the animals we share our world with. Thanks NOVA!
- HD Version
- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Apr 09, 2014
- © 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
- CCin English