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Weekend Reads: Do Animals Laugh?

by Kevin Schofield

This weekend’s read is a fascinating research paper by two UCLA professors looking at the vocalizations animals make when they are at play. It’s been well documented that many species of animals, and especially mammals, play. Play serves an important role: it allows animals to practice skills from basic coordination to chasing and fighting; it also facilitates bonding within members of a family.

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