Study: Goats Have Accents

    A goat peers out of its enclosure at the so-called Green Week (Gruene Woche) Agriculture and food Fair in Berlin on January 21, 2012.  Romania is this year's guest of of honour. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Who knew? Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that goats’ “accents” change as they grow older and move into different groups. The findings contradict claims that most mammals’ voices are entirely genetic. Previously only humans, elephants, dolphins, and a few other mammals were thought to be able to pick up accents. The scientists found that the calls of young goats raised in the same social groups were similar to each other, and became more similar as they grew older.

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