• Question: DO any animals languages interlink?

    Asked by a1patch1of1turnips to Claire on 19 Jun 2013.
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      Claire El Mouden answered on 19 Jun 2013:

      There are some studies in the rainforests in South America which show that monkeys that live there can understand the calls of different monkeys and birds. I think they showed one species of monkey could understand 12 other species’ calls…so it’s not really interlinking in the sense of properly sharing the same calls, but they certainty can understand each other’s alarm calls (e.g. the difference between ‘snake’ and ‘hawk’ calls).