Body language is woefully underestimated. But there’s no mistaking that goats like pasta. Who knew? When I visit the zoo or a farm, I like to observe the animals. I’m especially delighted if they stare back at me. Now there’s a study that explains why goats stare at humans. It has to do with wants and needs. A pasta study helped researchers understand that a goat’s stare means “please help me”. It’s definitely interesting to see how goats have been forced to learn trust in humans to meet their wants and needs. It’s like Stockholm syndrome of nature. Granted it’s only diagnosed in human beings but given the evolutionary path of animals – we’re learning to cohabitate peacefully. Aren’t we?
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