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Sheep can remember faces: study

By John von Radowitz

Sheep have demonstrated a celebrity-spotter's ability to recognise faces of famous people, including former US President Barack Obama.

Scientists showed how they could be taught to recognise screen-shot images of celebrity faces using food rewards.

The team trained eight sheep to recognise the faces of four celebrities - TV journalist Fiona Bruce, US actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Potter star Emma Watson and Barack Obama - from photos on computer screens.

Lead scientist Professor Jenny Morton, from Cambridge University, said: "Anyone who has spent time working with sheep will know that they are intelligent, individual animals."

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