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Kangaroos communicate with humans in similar way to domesticated animals

Kangaroos can communicate with humans despite never being domesticated, according to a new study from the University of Roehampton. Researchers say their findings challenge the notion that this behaviour is usually restricted to animals like dogs, horses or goats. The research looked at kangaroos at three locations across Australia and found that the animals gazed at a human when trying to access food placed in a closed box. The kangaroos used gazes to communicate with the human instead of attempting to open the box themselves, a behaviour that is usually expected in domesticated animals, the scientists say.

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